CONSOL Energy Inc. has resumed coal production at its Bailey and Enlow Fork mines in southwestern Pennsylvania. As previously reported on July 30, 2012, production was halted due to a structural failure on its newly installed above-ground conveyor system at the Bailey preparation plant, which processes coal from those mines.
The first of two collapsed belts was returned to service on August 23, enabling the mines to operate at an estimated 60% of capacity. Rail shipments also commenced. The company expected to resume full production the week of September 3, when replacement of the second collapsed belt is completed.