West Virginia: Violation for Mining Company
West Virginia regulators have cited a mining company for allowing workers in September to carry damaged emergency equipment into the Sago Mine, where an explosion in January killed 12 men. The heat indicators on six miners’ emergency air packs showed the packs had been exposed to excessive heat, the citation said. The violation notice was issued Sept. 7 to a subsidiary of International Coal Group Inc. A copy was obtained by The Associated Press. A company spokesman, Ira Gamm, said the company was contesting the citation.