A ground failure at Patriot Coal’s Brody Mine No. 1 cost two miners their lives on May 12. The men were trapped when the mine collapsed on top of them.
Eric D. Legg, 48, of Twilight, W.Va., and Gary P. Hensley, 46, of Chapmanville, W.Va., died when what MSHA called a “ground failure” and the state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training called a “coal outburst” buried them in the mine. ...More