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Mine Safety Officials Ditched Safety Citation Fearing Congressional Scrutiny

3 years agoNews : The Two-Way

The safety citation and order involved a consultant for Massey Energy and was issued during the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) investigation of the 2010 Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster in West Virginia.
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Former coal boss indicted over 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine disaster

News : The Raw Story (last month)

(Reuters) – Donald Blankenship, a former chief executive of Massey Energy Co, was indicted on Thursday on charges that he violated federal mine safety laws prior to the April 2010 explosion at the company’s Upper Big Branch Mine in ... Read Post

Report: Safety Agency Didn't Levy Stiffest Fines On W.Va. Mine

News : The Two-Way (4 years ago)

Though it had found problems, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration(MSHA) failed to apply one of its toughest enforcement tools to the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia before a deadly explosion there last year... Read Post

Mine Safety Office That Oversees Upper Big Branch Mine Splits

News : The Two-Way (4 years ago)

The Mine Safety and Health Administration released details of its break up of the district office that oversees Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia. Read Post


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