The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has filed a lawsuit seeking injunction against mine operators who have chronically failed to pay fines for violations of the Mine Act.
The suit filed today in Pikeville names both the mining company and its controlling owner.
The mine safety agency has assessed numerous fines against Misty Mountain Mining and Midgard Mining for safety and health violations at mines in Pike County.
The complaint filed today by the mine safety agency asks that the operators be required to post a bond with the court to guarantee future compliance with the law.
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