Again shouldered most of the burden.
West Virgina Mining News
"At these price levels and at the current cost of operating, we lose money."
Kentucky had the most metal/non-metal mining deaths, and West Virgina registered the highest number of coal mining deaths.
Gary May was sentenced to a 21-month prison term.
A 27-year-old worker died Friday in an accident at a Greenbrier County coal mine, owned by a subsidiary of Virginia-based Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR).
The West Virginia Governor's Independent Investigation Panel announced Thursday its findings that the explosion that killed 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch coal mine on April 5, 2010, was preventable. J. Davitt McAteer, the former head of MSHA, who headed the state investigation, told the news media "a great deal went wrong. A great many problems occurred that led to this disaster."