A Southeastern Kentucky coal operator is ordered to pay a 150,000 fine
The operator of one Southeastern Kentucky coal mine has been ordered to pay a 150,000 fine in a federal criminal case. Manalapan mining has been ordered to pay the fine after pleading guilty to endangering miners at its P-1 mine in the Pathfork community. The company allowed work by operating equipment that did not have canopies to protect workers in the event of a roof caving in. Three mine supervisors also pleaded guilty in the case. Authorities investigated the company after a miner was crushed by a wall that fell at the P-1 mine in 2011.