WV: Massey Energy, Formerly Self-Insured, Bought Workers' Comp Insurance A Month Before Mine Explosion

WV: Massey Energy, Formerly Self-Insured, Bought Workers' Comp Insurance A Month Before Mine Explosion

West Virginia - OpEdNews reports that Massey Energy Corp., which owns the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia where 25 miners were killed on April 5, was formerly self-insured for workers' compensation, but a month before the April 5 explosion, had purchased workers' compensation insurance. Massey had been known to aggressively challenge workers' compensation claims when it was self-insured.