gavelThe U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with the operators of the Crandall Canyon Mine and other Murray Energy Corp. subsidiaries, resolving litigation and violations cited after the mine's 2007 collapse, which killed eight miners and an Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) inspector.

According to the settlement, mine operators Genwal Resources and Andalex Resources have agreed to pay in total $949,351 in civil penalties for the Crandall Canyon violations, which includes four contributory and three flagrant violations of the Mine Act. In addition, Murray Energy subsidiaries have agreed to pay $200,649 to settle other violations committed at other mines in Utah.

"In this settlement, Genwal Resources and Andalex Resources have acknowledged responsibility for the failures that led to the tragedy at Crandall Canyon," said Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith The settlement was filed Sept. 27 with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.

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