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WV: Massey Sues MSHA for Failure to Approve Ventilation Practices

West Virginia - Massey Energy Co., the company that owns the Upper Big Branch mine where 29 miners were killed earlier this year, has filed a lawsuit againt the Mine Safety and Health Administration, claiming that Massey was unable to challenge MSHA's ventilation-plan requirements in violation of...

House Committee Blames Regulators and Operator for Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

Better Enforcement and Safety Programs Might Have Saved Lives By John Stahl, Esq. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce (Committee) conducted a March 27, 2012, hearing on the 2010 West Virginia mining tragedy at the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine. The Committee concluded that the mine operator...