On November 5 at about 1 p.m., one of three raw coal storage silos that feed Ramaco Resources’ Elk Creek plant in West Virginia experienced a partial structure failure, which included various components internal to the silo. The damaged storage silo holds 2,000 raw tons of coal.
The company is in the process of evaluating the structural integrity of the damaged silo, and similar evaluations will be conducted on the other two silos at Elk Creek. All three silos were on the Elk Creek property when it was acquired by Ramaco in 2012, and were linked into the newly constructed preparation plant and loadout facility, which was completed in late 2017.
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