Ky. miner who flagged safety concerns reinstated to job

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal administrative court has reinstated a Kentucky miner who was fired after complaining about safety conditions. The miner also complained about a lack of COVID-19 precautions at the limestone mine in Meade County. The court temporarily reinstated Bill Whitmore to his job at the Riverside Stone mine last month. The order by administrative judge William Moran on Aug. 4 allows for Whitmore to be paid while his case is litigated. The company that owns the mine, Yager, said in court records that Whitmore was fired for making erroneous comments to a probationary employee. Whitmore was fired April 29.

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