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Upper Big Branch Mine disaster

Sep 10, 2013 — David Hughart is now the highest-ranking former executive of Massey Energy to go to jail for crimes related to the worst coal mine disaster in 40 years.
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Apr 16, 2013 — The Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine school shootings and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster are among the infamous and sometimes horrific moments that have occurred during the month of April.
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Apr 8, 2013 — One critic said it was a travesty that Congress had not acted three years after the worst mine disaster in this country in 40 years.
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Feb 4, 2013The Charleston Gazette reports that mine regulators found hundreds of violations but haven't issued any citations.
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Oct 31, 2012 — One of the 13 coal mines singled out by inspectors was once owned by Massey Energy, the company that owned the Upper Big Branch mine, the scene of a deadly 2010 explosion. Two others are owned by Murray Energy, whose Crandall Canyon coal mine experienced two collapses in 2007, killing nine miners and rescuers.
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May 24, 2012 — Dozens of federal mine safety inspectors descended into 43 coal mines in three Appalachian states Wednesday. The mines are now owned by Alpha Natural Resources, which absorbed Massey Energy after a 2010 mine disaster in West Virginia.
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Apr 5, 2012 — On April 5, 2010, an explosion killed 29 men at the Upper Big Branch mine. Today, families will remember those who died. Meanwhile, some are pressing a lawsuit against executives of the company that ran the mine. Its new owners are sealing the mine.
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Mar 29, 2012 — The plea from the former superintendent of the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia is a key step in the effort to seek criminal charges further up the corporate ladder at Massey Energy.
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Mar 29, 2012 — Gary May is the highest-ranking Massey Energy official so far charged after an investigation into operations at the mine where a blast killed 29 men in April 2010.
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Mar 27, 2012 — The agency argued the operator's intentional evasion of the law was to blame for the mine blast.
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