Drummond Company Alabama

Drummond Coal Co.
8:30 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Appeals Court Hears Ala Case of Colombian Slayings

Drummond Co. has invested $2.5 billion in its Colombian coal mine operations, shown here in a 2006 photo.
The Birmingham News / Russell Hubbard

A federal appeals court in Montgomery is considering a case involving the Birmingham-based Drummond Coal and three killings that happened in South America more than a decade ago.

   A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday that could revive a federal lawsuit over the slayings.

   Children of slain three coal miners filed suit in 2009 claiming Drummond hired paramilitary gunmen to kill their fathers near its Colombian coal mine in 2001. The men were union leaders.

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Business & Education
7:58 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Drummond Says it Plans to Cut 425 Mining Jobs

Drummond Co. plans to cut more than 400 jobs in Jefferson, Walker and Tuscaloosa counties. The layoffs take effect Sept. 9.

A Birmingham-based mining company has filed notification of plans to eliminate 425 jobs from its operations in Alabama.

   Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/16q9hSa ) that Drummond Co. that the notification filed with the state says the job cuts in Jefferson, Walker and Tuscaloosa counties will take effect Sept. 9.

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