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2008 collapse drops $500,000 in fines on mine operator

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued five citations to UAE Coalcorp Associates following its investigation of a fatal 2008 mine roof collapse at Harmony Mine in Northumberland County.

Robert Carey, age 45, was killed when the mine’s roof collapsed on him.

Carey had apparently directed miners to make excessively wide cuts in the mine in violation of an existing approved roof plan. MSHA claims the mine operator knew about the violation, but still allowed mining to continue. The company now faces a proposed $504,900 in fines.

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