Ex-Mine Officials Fined

Monday, June 3, 2013 @ 05:06 PM gHale


For violating federal mine safety standards, three former officials at a London, KY, mine where a coal miner ended up killed in 2011 received fines and must spend time on probation.

U.S. District Judge Gregory van Tatenhove scheduled a hearing to determine whether to impose a fine for Manalapan Mining Co.

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The men were supervisors at Manalapan’s P-1 Mine in Harlan County during a June 2011 underground collapse that killed miner David Partin.

Sentenced Wednesday were 53-year-old mine foreman Bryant Massingale of Cawood, 54-year-old mine superintendent Joseph Miniard of Smith and 47-year-old operations manager Jefferson Davis of Harlan.

Massingale and Miniard each got a fine of $3,000 and three years of probation, including some home incarceration or confinement. Davis ended up fined $5,000 and got three years of probation.



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