EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPatriot Plans To Shut Down Logan County Mine That Employs 250
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013 6:32 PM EDT
Man , Logan County , West Virginia
Patriot Coal Corp. said it plans to idle a mine complex in southern West Virginia that employs about 250 workers.
St. Louis-based Patriot said in a news release that it gave the workers a 60-day notice on Tuesday. The company expects to offer jobs at other operations to about 50 workers.
The complex near Man includes the Guyan surface mine and the Fanco preparation plant and rail loadout.
Patriot President and CEO Bennett K. Hatfield attributes the decision to a decline in prices for thermal coal used to generate electricity.
United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts said Patriot's decision is disappointing but not unexpected.
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