Regulators Blame, Fine Utah Mine Operator

Law360, New York (July 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Federal regulators have found that a flawed design caused the fatal August 2007 collapse at Utah's Crandall Canyon Mine and have fined the mine's operator, a Murray Energy Corp. subsidiary, over $1.6 million for safety violations.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration, which is housed in the U.S. Department of Labor, announced the fine against Genwal Resources Inc. Thursday upon releasing the results of its accident investigation.

It also fined Agapito Associates Inc. $220,000 for allegedly failing to recommend necessary corrections to the design of the...
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