December 6, 2011 Twenty-nine men were killed in the April 2010 disaster. Former Massey Energy executives could still face criminal charges. Also today, one of the company's subsidiaries was fined $10.8 million — the biggest such fine ever.
December 6, 2011 The owner of the Upper Big Branch coal mine is reportedly ready to pay slightly more than $200 million to settle civil and criminal claims resulting from the explosion that killed 29 people last year. An announcement is expected Tuesday, along with a final report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration on what caused the blast.
June 2, 2011 Shareholders of Massey Energy and Alpha Natural Resources have approved a merger that creates the world's third largest producer of high-priced and high-demand metallurgical coal. Massey became a takeover target after last year's deadly explosion at the company's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia.
May 31, 2011 NPR and The Charleston Gazette asked for materials to be made public. The justices opened up the initial injunction request and the response to it filed by some Massey executives. Massey operated the West Virginia mine where 29 men died last year.
May 27, 2011 Massey operated the West Virginia mine where 29 men died in an April 2010 explosion. "The filings in this case likely will shed new light on Massey's acts and or omissions in relation to this tragedy," the NPR-Gazette motion argues.
May 25, 2011 Documents unsealed in a lawsuit seeking to block Massey Energy's sale to Alpha Natural Resources reveal deep concerns about Massey's safety record, reputation and leadership — not from critics — but from two Massey board members and from Alpha.
May 10, 2011 They offer a rare peak into the mostly secretive, year-long probe by state and federal investigators into the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 coal miners in West Virginia.
April 16, 2011 Alpha Natural Resources announced late Friday that if its merger with Massey Energy is approved, several Massey managers will get key roles in the new combined company — including one executive who presided over the company while it compiled some of the most criticized safety records in the coal mining industry.