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Investigators Cite Affinity Mine for 45 Violations
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 26, 2013 @ 7:18PM
Created on February 26, 2013 @ 2:17PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - State inspectors have issued 45 violations at a West Virginia coal mine since two men died there, including one for negligently rigging the switch on a hoist with a piece of wood and a rusty bolt.
 
Edward Finney of Bluefield, Va., died at Pocahontas Coal's Affinity Mine near Sophia on Feb. 7, when he was pinned under a hoist he'd been moving trash into. Hoists are used to move miners and supplies between the surface and underground operations.
 
After Finney's death, an inspection found a newly installed switch on the service hoist had been improperly installed. The inspector called it a serious violation indicating "an extremely high degree of negligence."
 
Tennessee-based United Coal Co. owns Pocahontas Coal. It didn't immediately comment Tuesday but has said it's cooperating with investigators.
 

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