Tags: Upper Big Branch Mine

MSHA expands Upper Big Branch explosion investigation team, names internal review team

May 06, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has formed a supplemental investigation group to augment the efforts of the agency's accident investigation team to determine the cause of the explosion that occurred April 5 at Massey ...

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Hazard complaints result in surprise inspections at 3 Massey-owned mines

Apr 27, 2010

U.S. Labor Department MSHA inspectors cite several illegal mining practices at West Virginia operations The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced on April 27 that MSHA inspectors responded to three separate anonymous complaints about hazardous conditions at three ...

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UPDATE: 25 dead, 2 hurt, 4 missing after mine explosion

Apr 05, 2010

Updated on Tuesday, April 6, from the original April 5, report. Twenty-five people are dead, two have been taken to hospitals, and four are still missing after an explosion at the Massey Energy Co. Upper Big Branch coal mine in Whitesville, W.V., yesterday afternoon, Don Blankenship, the ...

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