MSHA’s Internal Review of Handling of Upper Big Branch Due This Week

The Mine Safety and Health Administration will release its internal review this week into the agency’s actions leading up to and during the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster. It’s MSHA’s policy to conduct an internal review after every accident that has three or more fatalities. Twenty-nine coal miners were killed nearly two years ago during […]

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 […]