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DOL/MSHA Media Advisory
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Contact: Suzy Bohnert
Phone: (202) 693-9420

Released Monday, April 5, 2004

Top Federal Mine Safety Official to Tour Powell Mountain's Limestone Mine

EVARTS, Ky. - Dave D. Lauriski, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health, will visit the Powell Mountain Coal Co. Inc. Limestone Mine on Tuesday, April 6, in Evarts, Ky. Lauriski will meet with mine employees at 8 a.m. at the St. Charles Elementary School in St. Charles, Va. The underground mine tour will follow at 10 a.m.

Powell Mountain Coal Co. won a prestigious Sentinels of Safety award in 2002 for one of its mines, where employees worked 132,142 hours without an accident or fatality.

Event: Mine tour and meeting with Powell Mountain Coal Co. Inc. Limestone Mine employees and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Dave D. Lauriski

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Location: Powell Mountain Coal Co. Inc. Limestone Mine
Childs Creek Road
Evarts, Ky.

St. Charles Elementary School
431 Main Street
St. Charles, Va.

Time: 8 a.m. meeting with miners at St. Charles Elementary School
10 a.m. mine tour (All media must receive safety training before the mine tour.)