Leslie Fitzwater, spokeswoman for the state mine safety office, said monetary penalties for the individual citations have not yet been proposed by her agency. The state's documents did not list the age, hometown or contact information for the five foremen.
Both of the coal-mining deaths in West Virginia so far in 2012 occurred at Alpha operations. Last week, Clyde Dolin, 57, was killed at Alpha subsidiary Independence Coal's Liberty Processing plant in Boone County.
Independence Coal was among the operations that Alpha inherited when it purchased Massey Energy in June 2011, while Kingston was already an Alpha subsidiary.
Alpha officials have promoted their company safety program, "Running Right," as the solution to improving health-and-safety performance, especially at the former Massey operations it purchased nearly a year ago.
Ted Pile, an Alpha spokesman, said that management at his company's Kingston subsidiary have not yet seen the state's report.
"So we haven't had any time to assess the report and its conclusions," Pile said. "In any event it's highly unlikely that we'd talk about any actions we might or might not take involving individual employees. We just don't discuss personnel matters in the public arena."
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