Southern Coal Corp. Lawsuit: Gov. Jim Justice's Coal Companies Broke Contract By Associated Press • Jul 10, 2018 Steve Helber / AP A lawsuit charges that two coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice breached a contract with an exporting company. Worker Dies in Mine Owned by Governor Justice By Associated Press • Feb 28, 2017 Robert PEnergy / wikimedia commons Authorities say a worker took a fatal fall at a West Virginia mine owned by Gov. Jim Justice. Patrick Graham is vice president for Southern Coal Corp. He says a worker at the company's Bishop Preparation plant in McDowell County died about 10:30 p.m. Monday. Southern Coal to Hire 100 Miners By Associated Press • Apr 9, 2015 www.mine-engineer.com Southern Coal Corp. says it plans to hire 100 miners at four surface mines in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Two mines are in Wise County, Virginia. One is in Letcher County, Kentucky, and the other is in Raleigh County, West Virginia.