Jan 17, 2013 — Nearly three years after a deadly mine explosion in West Virginia, a former Massey Energy mine superintendent has been sentenced to prison and federal regulators have toughened a regulation that could have helped prevent the disaster.
Nov 28, 2012 — David C. Hughart, former president of a Massey Energy subsidiary, is pleading guilty. The charges relate to a corporate culture that investigators say contributed to the nation's worst mine disaster in 40 years. Twenty nine miners died at one of Massey's West Virginia mines in a 2010 explosion.
Jul 13, 2012 — The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Labor Department are putting together a team of agency experts and lawyers to consider statutory and regulatory weaknesses detailed by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity this week.
Jun 1, 2012 — Citations issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) say managers at one mine failed to evacuate a section that was enveloped in thick smoke generated by a malfunctioning conveyor belt. The company disputes that finding.
Oct 25, 2011 — In a scathing report, the United Mine Workers condemns Massey Energy for its actions before the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 men.
Jun 29, 2011 — At the Upper Big Branch mine where 29 men died in April 2010, there was an internal set of reports about safety problems and another set kept for federal inspectors that didn't mention the hazards, federal officials say.
Mar 9, 2011 — Massey Energy faces four new lawsuits