Mining Co. To Pay Fine Over Deadly 2007 Collapse

Law360, New York (March 9, 2012, 6:49 PM EST) -- Mining company Genwal Resources Inc. on Friday pled guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pay a $500,000 fine over its role in a 2007 Utah mine collapse that killed nine people.

The company will pay $250,000 each for two charges filed Friday, resolving a four-year investigation into the Crandall Canyon mine disaster, the U.S. attorney's office for Utah said.

“These are serious offenses that merit the maximum penalty," U.S. Attorney for Utah David B. Barlow said in a statement. "Genwal has decided to plead guilty...
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