MSHA sues Darby for unpaid penalties from disaster
- MSHA sues Darby for unpaid penalties from disasterKentucky.com - Lexington,KY,USA
February 2, 2009
HARLAN, Ky. -- The federal government has sued an eastern Kentucky mine operator for nonpayment of civil penalties assessed after a 2006 explosion that killed five miners.
The U.S. Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced the lawsuit Monday. It is seeking $505,012 from Kentucky Darby LLC, which includes unpaid civil penalties as well as interest and administrative fees.
Assistant Labor Secretary Michael A. Davis said in a statement that Darby had yet to pay for several violations, despite an agreement to do so. The company has 20 days after the summons is served to respond.
Two miners died immediately during the May 20, 2006, blast at Darby Mine #1 in Harlan County. Three others died from carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to escape._______________________________
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