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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.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel emigrated to Australia in 1995 and worked for five years in the mining industry as an exploration geotechnician, using GIS mapping and CAD software. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm. After that, he ran a successful business providing web services to businesses along the eastern seaboard of Australia. During this time, he developed and launched News-Medical.Net. Joel has been working with AZoNetwork since the company was founded in 2000.

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