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  • Owner of West Virginia mine where 29 died “valued production over safety” Tuesday, December 6, 2011 � by jg

    Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette: The disaster that killed 29 miners at West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch coal mine in April 2010 was “entirely preventable,” according to a report on the incident by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.

  • Settlement reached in West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 Tuesday, December 6, 2011 � by jg

    Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette: The owners of a West Virginia coal mine where 29 miners died in an explosion in April 2010 will pay $200 million to resolve civil enforcement actions and some criminal matters relating to the disaster.

  • Coal mine security chief faces felony charges after deadly blast Monday, February 28, 2011 � by jg

    Wall Street Journal: A federal grand jury indicted the chief of security at the Massey Energy Company on charges of lying to investigators and ordering the destruction of security-related documents.

  • The man behind the West Virginia mine disaster that killed 29 men Tuesday, December 14, 2010 � by jg

    Rolling Stone: Reporter Jeff Goodell tells the story of Don Blankenship, the coal mining executive who turned Massey Energy into a “national symbol of lethal greed.”

  • That deadly mine explosion? Just part of the business, CEO says Wednesday, April 7, 2010 � by scott

    Expect a strong spotlight to be focused on Don L. Blankenship, who runs the company overseeing the mine in which 25 West Virginia coal miners died this week.