Massey’s criminal mine disaster

This video from the USA is called DN! Massey Energy Facing Criminal Probe.

USA: More details continue to come out about the horrendous conditions that existed at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine leading up to the deadly April 5 explosion that killed 29 miners: here.

Britain: IN FEBRUARY the Institute of Directors (IoD) made Lady Barbara Judge their new chair. The IoD said that “her professional achievements speak for themselves.” Indeed they do. The IoD, an influential business lobby, will argue forcefully for “lighter touch” regulation during the election — a subject Judge understands well. US-born Judge works both there and in Britain. From 2008 to 2010 she was a director of US coal firm Massey Energy, resigning from the board a fortnight after 29 miners were killed in an explosion in one of the firm’s West Virginia pits: here.

Koch-Funded Book Argues Against Mine Safety Laws In West Virginia: here.

An audit of the federal agency in charge of overseeing safety at US coal mines found it failed for over 30 years to enforce regulations at mines with a pattern of serious safety violations: here.

Andrew Turner: The Pits and the Pendulums – Coal Miners Versus Free Markets. National Coal Mining Museum for England, Overton, Wakefield: here.

4 thoughts on “Massey’s criminal mine disaster

  1. Poor equipment led to explosion

    UNITED STATES: A methane gas fire that could not be doused because of broken equipment sparked a massive coal dust explosion that killed 29 miners at Massey Energy Co’s Upper Big Branch mine in April, the US Mine Safety and Health Administration concluded on Wednesday.

    Massey records and evidence found deep inside the southern West Virginia mine pointed to poor maintenance in the deadliest US coal-mine explosion since 1970. The agency expects to finish its probe in two to three months, but said it wanted to issue preliminary findings.


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