West Virginia

3:18pm

Wed August 31, 2011
The Two-Way

Feds Still Finding Problems At Old Massey Mines

Originally published on Wed August 31, 2011 4:04 pm

Federal mine safety regulators have discovered false reporting of accidents and injuries at two West Virginia coal mines once owned by Massey Energy, which also owned the mine hit by a deadly explosion last year.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) says the Randolph and Justice No. 1 mines in Boone County, W.Va., inaccurately reported or neglected to report 24 injuries last year that resulted in 1,125 lost days of work.

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12:42pm

Wed June 29, 2011
Mine Safety In America

Mine Disaster Probe Finds Intimidation, False Papers

West Virginia State Police direct traffic at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine in Montcoal, W.Va., April 5, 2010.
AP

Choosing safety over production was a firing offense at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine, according to a federal investigation of last year's deadly explosion there.

Investigators reported Wednesday on the progress of their ongoing, 15-month-long probe. They provided new documentation of how low-level managers who made safety a priority were intimidated and, in some cases, dismissed.

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2:23pm

Fri June 3, 2011

3:50pm

Wed June 1, 2011
The Two-Way

In About-Face, Massey COO Chris Adkins Will Not Stay After Merger

NPR News has learned that Massey Energy executive Chris Adkins will not be part of the executive team at Alpha Natural Resources following today's merger of the two coal companies.

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2:10pm

Tue May 31, 2011
The Two-Way

Court Documents Allege 'Secret Pact' In Massey Coal Merger

Documents just unsealed in a lawsuit involving the pending merger of coal mine giants Massey Energy and Alpha Natural Resources claim a "secret pact" promised high-level jobs to Massey officials if the company agreed to the takeover.

The Massey officials include several who were directly involved in the management of Massey's Upper Big Branch coal mine, where 29 mine workers died in a massive explosion last year, and in the investigation of that disaster.

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