COAL TOWNSHIP - Two brothers who operate a garbage hauling business in Coal Township have been charged with more than 1,000 counts of violating the state's Workers' Compensation Act.

Robert A. Jones and Daniel T. Jones of R.A. Jones & Sons, 1600 Sterling St., are charged by Investigator William H. Beates of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Department of Labor and Industry, with 1,248 misdemeanor counts for failing to have workers' compensation insurance coverage between Aug. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2011. Each day's violation constitutes a separate offense, Beates said in private criminal complaints filed against the brothers.