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Massey’s Parent Company Accepts Financial Responsibility For Upper Big Branch Disaster

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Massey’s Parent Company Accepts Financial Responsibility For Upper Big Branch Disaster

No amount of money will bring back the 29 men who died because of Massey Energy’s gross disregard for safety, but hopefully this will help their families start to feel a sense of justice. According to the Charleston Gazette: “Alpha Natural Resources will spend $200 million on fines, victim restitution and mine safety improvements to [...]

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Report: Massey’s Outlaw Corporate Culture Caused Coal Mining Disaster

Friday, May 20, 2011

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Report: Massey’s Outlaw Corporate Culture Caused Coal Mining Disaster

On April 5, 2010, Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mining disaster claimed the lives of 29 miners. Now an independent investigator, former MSHA head David McAteer, has found that Massey Energy operated in a “profoundly reckless manner and 29 coal miners paid with their lives for the corporate risk-taking.” The report found that poor ventilation [...]

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