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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:30 PM

Feds: Kentucky coal mine supervisors cheated on dust samples

Source: Associated Press


Dylan Lovan, Associated Press
Updated 2:19 pm CDT, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Eight former supervisors and safety officers at a Kentucky coal company were indicted Wednesday on federal charges that they rigged dust monitoring in underground mines, forcing miners to work in the kind of dirty conditions that can lead to black lung disease.

The eight officials who worked at the now-bankrupt Armstrong Coal in western Kentucky were charged with one count each of conspiracy to defraud the government by "deceit, trickery and dishonest means," according to the indictment.

The indictment alleges company officials ordered workers to remove dust sampling equipment and place it in clean air portions of the mine to get desirable readings, or they moved workers without dust monitors into the dirtiest jobs. The indictment says the offenses happened at Armstrong's Parkway and Kronos mines between 2013 and 2015.

"When companies and their senior officials are prepared to disregard the law and put miners at risk, they should also be prepared to face federal prosecutors," Russell Coleman, the U.S. attorney for Kentucky's western district, said in a release.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Feds-Kentucky-coal-mine-supervisors-cheated-on-13066940.php

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Judi Lynn Jul 11 OP
Vadem Jul 11 #1
procon Jul 11 #2
sandensea Jul 11 #3
turbinetree Jul 11 #4
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:39 PM

1. Wonderful! Lock em up!!! n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:40 PM

2. Didn't Trump's administration just lower mine safety regs?

Those coal companies will never face federal prosecutors, and the miners will remain ecstatically happy that Trump is looking out for them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:00 PM

3. I think we're looking at Cheeto's next coal board

Only the worst will do.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:20 PM

4. And so now who pays for the black lung........................these assholes

that rigged the numbers.........................nope...........not happening.

Do you think the asshole Governor is going to make them pay.........................nope .....................he wants all able body people to work for there health care...................even if you have black lung and are still breathing.................

Do you think that fucking the mitch turtle is going to say anything about this in the well of the senate.....................nope................he wants to rig the entire body of the government to fuck everyone out of health care..................

So Kentucky in the up coming mid-election coming up what are you going to do......................blame Obama.............................and vote the same assholes that have been screwing you for over 20 years.....................and still blame .................Obama ................





November 2018 cannot get here fast enough.............................vote


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:22 PM

5. Next pardon from cheeto?

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