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West Kentucky Mine Had Inadequate Roof Control Plan

The Energy and Environment Cabinet on Wednesday said that the West Kentucky underground coal mine which collapsed killing two miners did not have an adequate roof control plan. The mine was operated by Webster County Coal LLC.

The accident occurred on April 28, 2010 when the failure of the roof supports led to a large section of the roof collapsing at the Dotiki mine in Hopkins County. The two men who died in the accident were Michael Carter aged 28 and Justin W. Travis aged 27. Two other miners were injured at the same time.

The investigators from the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing concluded their investigation in the report. The findings will be forwarded to the Mine Safety Review Commission who may fine the Webster County Coal for Non Compliance with safety regulations.

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