Murray to Lay Off Over 1,000 W.Va. Coal Miners

May 23, 2015

Coal giant Murray Energy expects to lay off more than 1,800 mine workers, mostly miners in West Virginia. The St. Clairsville, Ohio-based company announced Friday it plans to lay off 1,417  miners in West Virginia. The Monongalia County mine would be hit hardest, with 588 layoffs.