Doe Run mine cited for ongoing safety and health violations

Viburnum, Mo – The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has placed a lead and zinc mine in Missouri on notice because of ongoing health and safety violations.

The Doe Run Company owns the Buick Mine. It's one of 10 on a list released yesterday by the MSHA. Mine inspectors say they've found potential patterns of violations that could lead to serious illness or injuries.

Doe Run has 90 days to come up with corrective plans, or face more rigorous inspections and stricter enforcement of safety laws.