Mine officials indicted in federal court

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a coal
company and three operators at a Harlan County mine where an
underground miner was killed in a roof fall last year.
The 32-count indictment issued Wednesday in London charges
Manalapan Mining Company and three officials with violating federal
mine safety laws related to underground mine roof structures. It
says the three officials - the mine operations manager,
superintendent and a foreman - "failed to report and record
hazardous conditions" at its P-1 mine in Pathfork.
The indictment says preshift records kept by the officials
dating from June 13 to June 28 were falsified. On June 29,
46-year-old David Partin died at the P-1 mine when a mine roof
collapsed.
A spokesman at Manalapan Mining did not immediately return a
call Wednesday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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