DOL Fights To Close Massey Unit Mine In Ky.

Law360, New York (November 3, 2010, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor sued to close a Massey Energy Co. subsidiary's coal mine in Kentucky on Wednesday, asking a federal judge to take action immediately to protect the lives of the miners who work there.

Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis lodged a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, immediately seeking a preliminary injunction to shut down Freedom Energy Mining Co.'s Mine No. 1 in Pike County, Ky.

The action marks the first time the Labor Department has sought...
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