Workers' Compensation

Hazard Complaints Result In Surprise Inspections at 3 Massey-Owned Mines

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that MSHA inspectors responded to three separate anonymous complaints about hazardous conditions at three coal mines owned by Massey Energy Co. Following each investigation, MSHA ordered the withdrawal of miners from designated areas of those mines and issued multiple citations for serious violations at Spartan Mining Co.'s Road Fork #51 Mine in Wyoming County, W.Va.; Inman Energy's Randolph Mine in Boone County, W.Va.; and Independence Coal Co.'s Cook Mine in Boone County, W.Va. In an effort to make sure the conditions found during the surprise inspections were not tampered with, MSHA inspectors assumed control of company phone lines at two of the three mines to prevent mine employees from alerting their colleagues underground that MSHA inspectors were on site …read more