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Mine superintendent charged in deadly West Virginia blast
The superintendent in charge of Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia at the time it exploded, killing 29 workers, was charged Wednesday with conspiracy for his central role in deceiving federal regulators who were trying to
Final settlements reached in WV mine explosion, criminal charges likely to follow
Alpha Natural Resources, the new owner of West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch Mine, has settled with the remaining families of the miners who were killed in an April 2010 explosion, believed to be the worst mining disaster in 40 years.
Record settlement reached over Massey mining deaths, criminal charges may come
Alpha Natural Resources has agreed to pay $209 million in civil fines, criminal penalties, and restitution for the role Massey Energy played in the April 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that left 29 miners dead and several others injured
After 8 industrial worker deaths in 4 months, OSHA vows to do more
Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a warning to the petrochemical and energy industries today, prompted by the deaths of 58 workers in just the last four months. Eleven of those deaths occurred
Massey Energy hires PR agency to revamp image after mining disaster
The board of Massey Energy, parent company and owner of Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia where 29 miners died in explosion earlier this month, is seeking a public relations boost from a Texas-based firm with political connections.
Poor safety record, bad leadership caused mining deaths
Massey Energy, owner of the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, where at least 25 miners were killed on Monday, has had a long record of serious safety violations, many of which portended Monday’s tragic explosion and subsequent collapse