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Coal miners say they were surveilled, harassed after making safety complaints

The Huffington Post chronicles the legal trouble that miners like Kentuckian Reuben Shemwell have found themselves in after filing safety discrimination complaints with federal regulators. Shemwell, a man of principle and courage, has continued to identify health and safety concerns at the mine where he works, operated by Armstrong Coal Company.