Mine safety agency gets injunction against coal operator

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) – A judge has granted an injunction that bars an eastern Kentucky coal mine operator from interfering with federal safety inspectors.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1OUIrJD) reports the injunction was issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar.

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration sought the order after an Aug. 17 incident at a Floyd County mine in which inspectors said operator Jeremy Bryant screamed at them and backed one of them against a wall while discussing a citation.

Bryant’s attorney, Billy R. Shelton, said in a court document that his client disagreed with the allegations, but did not object to the request for an injunction.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

 

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