Kentucky Mine Closed

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An underground coal mine in eastern Kentucky is shut down after inspectors discover safety violations.

The Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing found an area of roof with no supports in the hard core mining operation in Pike County.

Spokesman Mark York says an area 20-feet by 20-feet had the roof bolt heads cut off or sheared.

Seven miners were evacuated.

The mine will be closed until the state completes its investigation.