Report: Massey Energy to Blame for West Virginia Mining Disaster

Friday, May 20, 2011

A sign is posted on a mailbox near the entrance to the Upper Big Branch coal mine owned by Massey Energy Company and operated by Performance Coal Company in Montcoal, West Virginia, April 6, 2010. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty)

Investigations into last year’s coal mine disaster in West Virginia that killed 29 people have found the mine owner squarely responsible. The former federal mine safety chief Davitt McAteer led the investigation into the worst American mining disaster in 40 years. Jessica Lilly, reporter for West Virginia Public Radio shares the on the community's reaction.


Jessica Lilly and Davitt McAteer

Produced by:

Duncan Wilson

Comments [2]

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Please respond.

Jun. 15 2011 03:56 PM
Justin Mirarck from Denver, CO

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May. 20 2011 10:24 AM

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