5/1/2013 11:50 PM
by Courtney Rosemond
CHARLESTON-A federal grand jury has indicted a Southern West Virginia mine foreman on safety violation charges.
36-year-old Craig Belcher of Bluefield was charged with four counts of providing a false statement representation and certification in a Mine Safety and Health Administration document. The alleged incidents happened at 2 mines in Wyoming County, 1 in Fayette, and 1 in McDowell County. The indictment says Belcher signed reports that he completed mine inspections between January 2009 and July 2010. Belcher was not a certified a foreman when the reports were completed, and he also allegedly used foreman's certificate numbers that weren't his.