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2011-05-09 12:36:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today released 25 transcripts of witness interviews from the investigation of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that occurred in April 2010.

2011-03-29 14:39:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2010-05-18 12:02:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today further defined its plans for a series of public hearings in the investigation of the April 5 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County, W.Va.

2010-05-03 07:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StopTheChamber.com, a national watchdog group dedicated to government and corporate accountability, today offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any Massey Energy executive for paying a bribe to any federal official for any purpose, including to cover up or ignore safety violations, pass legislation, or install or appoint pro-Massey people in key oversight positions.

2008-10-10 18:00:27

By Tim Huber A coal company belonging to Bob Murray, the mine owner who entered the national spotlight last year when nine people died in a Utah mine, was fined $1.46 million Wednesday by federal regulators for safety violations at an Illinois operation.

2008-10-09 09:00:37

By Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A coal company belonging to Bob Murray, the mine owner who entered the national spotlight last year when nine people died in a Utah mine, was fined $1.46 million Wednesday by federal regulators for safety violations at an Illinois operation.

2008-09-30 21:00:26

By Ken Ward Jr. Federal mine safety officials have extended for three weeks the public comment period on a proposed rule to require drug testing of miners who work in "safety-sensitive" jobs in the nation's coal and non-coal mines. The U.S.

2008-09-15 21:00:21

By Ken Ward Jr. Three weeks ago, federal mine safety chief Richard Stickler said his agency was too busy with other things to write a tougher coal dust standard that would help protect miners from deadly black lung disease.

2008-09-09 03:00:19

WASHINGTON - Federal mining officials asked prosecutors Wednesday to decide whether criminal charges are warranted in the deaths of nine people in last year's collapse of the Crandall Canyon mine in Utah.

2008-09-09 03:00:19

Forty-seven coal miners were killed on the job in 2006, the worst year for mining deaths since 1995. Those deaths, especially the high-profile disaster at Sago Mine in central West Virginia where a dozen miners were killed, pressured Congress to beef up mine safety rules.


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