West Virginia coal mine where 2 miners were killed had a history of safety problems

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: May 13, 2014 - 4:21 PM

WHARTON, W.Va. — Two miners who were killed on the job Monday night worked in a coalfield that had so many safety problems federal officials deemed it a "pattern violator," a rare designation reserved for the industry's worst offenders.

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