A tour of Massey Energy's Knox Creek Coal Mine Tiller No. 1 mine in Red Ash, Va. which has had numerous safety violations imposed on the operation. : News Photo

A tour of Massey Energy's Knox Creek Coal Mine Tiller No. 1 mine in Red Ash, Va. which has had numerous safety violations imposed on the operation.

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RED ASH, VA - MAY 3: The lifeline, which guides miners to safety hangs at Knox Creek Coal Mine on May 3, 2010 in Red Ash, Va. Exiting the mine requires to hang on to the lifeline as you walk and your hand must slip over the cone. If your hand stops at the cone, you're heading in the wrong direction. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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RED ASH, VA - MAY 3: The lifeline, which guides miners to safety hangs at Knox Creek Coal Mine on May 3, 2010 in Red Ash, Va. Exiting the mine requires to hang on to the lifeline as you walk and your hand must slip over the cone. If your hand stops at the cone, you're heading in the wrong direction. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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The lifeline which guides miners to safety hangs at Knox Creek Coal... News Photo 105986076Guide,Hanging,Horizontal,Human Interest,Miner,Safety,USA,VAPhotographer Collection: The Washington Post 2010 The Washington PostRED ASH, VA - MAY 3: The lifeline, which guides miners to safety hangs at Knox Creek Coal Mine on May 3, 2010 in Red Ash, Va. Exiting the mine requires to hang on to the lifeline as you walk and your hand must slip over the cone. If your hand stops at the cone, you're heading in the wrong direction. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)