In the wake of the death of at least 25 West Virginia coal miners at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine, and with the news that this mine has been cited more than 3,000 times for safety violations, a 2003 quote from Massey CEO Don Blankenship deserves some attention: At the time, when asked about how it was that Massey had chalked up more safety violations in two years than its three biggest rivals, Blankenship said Massey was unfairly targeted by regulators and that,"We don't pay much attention to the violation count.
Massey Energy is actively contesting millions of dollars of fines for safety violations at its West Virginia coal mine where disaster struck yesterday afternoon. Twenty-five miners were killed and another four are missing after a ex... Read Post
In the wake of last week’s disaster at Massey Energy Company’s Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, it’s become increasingly clear that CEO Don Blankenship has gamed the loophole-laden mine safety enforcement system. Despite a su... Read Post