A federal agency has levied a $280,000 fine against the operators of a coke mine in Shelby County, Alabama. The penalty was assessed against Shelby Mining Co., LLC, after two miners were seriously burned when methane ignited. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miners were burned October 2, 2008 at Coke Mine No. 1 in Shelby County. An MSHA official said the mine has a history of methane ignitions, with eight being reported since October 2006.
Source: Associated Press
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