A Harlan County coal company and two supervisors will plead guilty to charges that they willfully violated federal mine-safety laws. Attorneys for Manalapan Mining Co. and the employees filed court motions, including two on Monday, saying the three will plead guilty. The alleged illegal acts happened in the weeks before an employee at the mine, David Partin, 49, of Pineville, was killed when a large section of the mine wall fell on him.
Harlan Coal to Plead Guilty for Mine-Safety Violations
By Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader • Oct 23, 2012