West Virginia Miner Placed on Probation for Falsifying Safety Records

August 28, 2014

A West Virginia coal miner has been sentenced to two years’ probation for falsifying safety records at an Ohio County mine.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced the sentencing of 32-year-old Sean A. Chase of Spencer in federal court earlier this week.

Chase was convicted earlier this year of making false representations and certifications in mine safety records and making a false statement to a federal agent.

The government said Chase falsely claimed to be a mine foreman while he was working at the Tunnel Ridge Mine and was qualified to perform mine safety exams

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