Six years after an explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia claimed the lives of 29 coal miners in the worst disaster of its kind since 1970, a court has rendered a sentence on Massey's former CEO, Don Blankenship...Show More Summary
A man who lost three loved ones in the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine disaster in West Virginia reacted emotionally on Wednesday after a judge sentence former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to 12 months in prison. Although U.S. District Judge Irene Berger did not allow the families of victims to...
Disgraced coal baron Don Blankenship received the maximum possible sentence today for his misdemeanor conspiracy conviction, in a criminal case spurred by the Upper Big Branch disaster that killed 29 coal miners in West Virginia in 2009. Mr. Show More Summary
It’s been six years and one day since 29 men were killed by a coal-dust explosion at former Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine. Today, U.S. District Judge Irene Berger sentenced the company’s former CEO Don Blankenship for his practices that contributed to the disaster.
A federal judge in West Virginia sentenced former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to a year in prison on Wednesday for conspiring to commit mine safety violations at his company's Upper Big Branch mine during a period leading up to the explosion there that left 29 miners dead in 2010. The mountaintop estate where Blankenship once hosted visitors. Show More Summary
NYT: The sentencing, in Federal District Court here, came six years and one day after an explosion tore through Massey’s Upper Big Branch mine, killing 29 people. Although Mr. Blankenship was not accused of direct responsibility for the accident, the … Continue reading ?
The sentencing of the former chief executive of Massey Energy Company comes six years and one day after an explosion tore through the Upper Big Branch mine, killing 29.
Former coal mining CEO Don Blankenship was sentenced to on Wednesday for the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that killed 29 men in 2010. The sentence: one year in prison, the maximum under the charge for which he was actually convicted — and handed down six years and one day after the event itself....
Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship didn’t get off the hook entirely for his role in the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that killed 29 coal miners in 2010, but he didn’t face full justice, either. A federal jury on Thursday found...Show More Summary
The verdict is in: Don Blankenship, the outspoken coal baron who was CEO of Massey Energy when the 2010 Upper Big Branch disaster in West Virginia claimed the lives of 29 coal miners, has been found guilty of conspiring to violate federal...Show More Summary
More than five years after 29 miners were killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in Raleigh County, W.Va., justice was finally served as former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was found criminally guilty for a conspiracy to willfully violate the Mine Safety and Health Act. Show More Summary
Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who murdered 29 workers at his Upper Big Branch Mine in 2010, has been convicted of only a misdemeanor conspiracy charge and will serve at most a single year in prison. Let us remember what he has done: Two government and two independent investigations blamed the Upper Big Branch deaths […]
In one of the few prosecutions of a mining executive for safety violations, Massey Energy chief executive Don Blankenship was convicted on one of the three counts brought against him in relation to the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine collapse in West Virginia that killed 29 people. An investigation of the event found a plethora of warning […]
The former Massey Energy executive was found guilty of conspiracy, but acquitted of securities fraud and making false statements related to the Upper Big Branch mine disaster.
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Reuters) - Former Massey Energy Chief Executive Don Blankenship was found guilty on Thursday of conspiracy to violate mine and safety standards in a trial over the 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine that killed 29 people.
Donald L. Blankenship was found guilty by a federal jury of violating mining safety in the deaths of 29 miners in the Upper Big Branch mine when he was C.E.O. of Massey Energy.
Lawyers for Donald L. Blankenship, accused of conspiring to violate safety standards before 29 people died at the Upper Big Branch mine in 2010, had been expected to call many witnesses.
Donald Blankenship, the coal baron who tried to buy himself a judicial appointment to duck liability judgments, and who was the CEO of Massey Energy at the time the Upper Big Branch mine collapsed, is on trial. In what can only be called...Show More Summary
The criminal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship went into its second week. Jurors heard from former employees of the Upper Big Branch mine, the scene in 2010 of the worst coal mine disaster in 40 years.
Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is facing three felony counts and thirty years in prison for his direct role in the deaths of 29 coal miners in 2010 at the Upper Big Branch mine he owned. I believe this is the first time a CEO has faced felony charges for workplace safety issues. Cole […]