Union Report on Upper Big Branch Explosion Faults Massey Energy, Suggests Evidence Tampering

The United Mine Workers union has released its own report into last year’s deadly explosion at West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch Mine. The report is highly critical of the way non-union Massey Energy handled the disaster. The explosion killed 29 workers, and the title of the report instantly gives a sense of how the United […]

Rubbertown Explosion Update: Fire Still Burns

A small fire continues to burn at the chemical plant in the Rubbertown neighborhood more than two days after an explosion killed two workers. Louisville fire crews went inside Carbide Industries yesterday to assess whether chemicals are contained. A team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is also investigating the accident.

Rubbertown Hotline To Be Upgraded

Mayor Greg Fischer says the incident never posed any chemical danger to neighborhood residents, but police advised people to stay in their homes and close their windows for a time as a precaution. Some are upset that they weren’t quickly notified about the nature of the fire.