Mining Co. Indicted Over Coal Mine Roof Collapse

Law360, New York (February 22, 2012, 8:10 PM EST) -- A federal grand jury in Kentucky on Wednesday indicted Manalapan Mining Co. for allegedly failing to maintain safety standards in a coal mine whose roof collapsed and killed a miner last year.

The Kentucky grand jury charged Manalapan with willfully violating mandatory federal standards regarding roof and electrical equipment safety in its P-1 coal mine in Harlan County, Kentucky.

The indictment also accuses three mine officials — Jefferson Davis, Joseph Miniard and Bryant Massingale — of allowing miners to work in unsafe conditions and of falsifying...
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