In 2013, Brody Mine near Wharton, West Virginia garnered 253 ‘significant and substantial’ violations from MSHA during a 12-month review, and now that mine has collapsed, taking two lives. According to the MSHA report, the violations show the mine, owned by Patriot Coal, had a disregard for the health and safety of its miners at the time the violations were issued.
West Virginia State Police have confirmed the deaths of two miners following a roof collapse.
Family members have identified one of the victims as Eric Legg. The other victim has not been identified at this point.
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