DOL Wants To Speed Up Peabody Mine Proceedings

Law360, New York (June 7, 2010, 7:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor said Monday that it was seeking to expedite legal proceedings over alleged safety violations at a Peabody Energy Corp. coal mine out of concern that the southern Illinois mine continues to expose miners to dangerous conditions.

Attorneys for the DOL's Mine Safety and Health Administration have asked the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission to speed up a review and decision on its orders against Peabody subsidiary Big Ridge Inc. to prevent continuing harm to miners at the company's Willow...
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