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Blackhawk Mining says it's closing three mines and two preparation plants in West Virginia amid weak global coal markets.

The Kentucky-based coal company on Tuesday announced the idling of its facilities in Logan and Mingo counties.

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This story was updated on 7/16/19 at 4:35 p.m. EST.

A coal company with mines in Kentucky and West Virginia has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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West Virginia mining officials say that a 28-year-old equipment operator for a coal mining company has died.

The Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says the incident occurred about 3 p.m. Tuesday on property owned by Blackhawk Mining in Boone County.

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Blackhawk Mining has announced plans to idle some coal operations in southern West Virginia and permanently lay off 146 workers.

Lexington, Kentucky-based Blackhawk Mining sent layoff warning notices to the Kanawha County Commission on Monday.

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Former Patriot Coal workers have begun applying for jobs with Blackhawk Mining.

Lexington, Kentucky-based Blackhawk will take over six of Patriot's mining complexes in West Virginia later this week. Blackhawk was the winning bidder for the majority of Patriot's assets.

A federal bankruptcy judge plans to approve the sale of West Virginia-based Patriot Coal's assets.

A federal website says a hearing could be held in Richmond on Friday if parties in the case don't agree on language in the judge's confirmation order.

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On the same day Patriot Coal announced WARN notices had been sent to more than 1,000 Kanawha County miners, the company signed an agreement with West Virginia environmental regulators to ante up $50 million for mine reclamation projects.

The agreement with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection comes in the midst of the company’s bankruptcy proceedings in Richmond.

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Bankrupt Patriot Coal says it is proceeding with a partial sale to Blackhawk Mining LLC after an auction.

In a news release Tuesday, Patriot says Lexington, Kentucky-based Blackhawk Mining won an auction Monday for a substantial amount of Patriot's assets.

Patriot Coal Corp. has issued layoff notices to an unspecified number of workers.

Patriot tells media outlets that the notices issued Monday, known as WARN, are in accordance with the terms of an agreement to sell a majority of its assets to Blackhawk Mining LLC.

Blackhawk Mining LLC says it plans to buy some of Patriot Coal's assets in southern West Virginia.

Lexington, Kentucky-based Blackhawk says in a news release that it has entered a definitive agreement to purchase Patriot's Panther, Rocklick, Wells, Kanawha Eagle, Paint Creek and Midland Trail complexes. The agreement also includes reserve areas.

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Blackhawk Mining LLC is offering to buy bankrupt Patriot Coal Corp.

Patriot says it's teaming with Lexington, Kentucky-based Blackhawk on a $643 million bid.