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Harlan mine idled


Massey Energy says it has idled an underground coal mine in Harlan County and laid off 27 workers.

Massey spokesman Jeff Gillenwater says the company decided to shut down Darby Mine No. 1 due to a sluggish economy and the “current coal market decline.” The mine opened in September.

Coalgood Energy Company, a subsidiary of Richmond, Va.- based Massey Energy Co., operated the mine.

Massey, the nation’s fourthlargest coal producer by revenue, operates mines in West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky.

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