"Flagrant Violations" Led To Miner's Death: Report

Law360, New York (March 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A worker’s death last year in a Pennsylvania coal mine resulted from “flagrant violations” of federal regulations, including poor ventilation and blasting practices and inadequate miner qualifications, federal investigators have found.

R&D Coal Co. Inc. failed to comply with a number of federal regulations and safety standards, according to a report released on Monday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration.

The mining company was the first to be investigated under the agency’s new flagrant violations procedures, the MSHA said.

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