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Mining company cuts about 200 workers at sites in eastern Kentucky


HAZARD, Kentucky — A mining company says it has cut about 200 jobs from sites in eastern Kentucky.

Blackhawk Mining Vice President Jesse Parrish told WYMT-TV ( that market-driven conditions led to the decision to idle the Blue Diamond Buckeye Prep Plant and two supporting mines in Perry County. He said some employees at another operation also were affected.

Parrish said some of the workers could be hired back if conditions change.

A company website says Lexington-based Blackhawk Mining LLC operates five mining complexes with more than 1,600 employees.

Information from: WYMT-TV,

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