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

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.

Explosion Injures Worker, Damages Factory

Firefighters were called to a Louisville plant after an explosion there today (THURSDAY). WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The explosion happened just after noon inside Nuplex Resins, a Louisville factory on Crittenden Drive, and injured one worker. It happened as a large kettle was being cleaned with solvents and caused a flash fire. Henry Ott is… Continue reading Explosion Injures Worker, Damages Factory