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.
April 9, 2011 A year after 29 miners died in a blast at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, the nation's worst coal mine accident in 40 years is still not fully explained. And the scope of the disaster still alarms mine safety experts.
April 1, 2011 Explore the events that took place from the moment a large explosion shook Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia to the moment when all the victims were brought to the surface.
April 1, 2011 That runs counter to claims by government officials that all but one of the 29 miners killed died instantly and without suffering
March 31, 2011 Though it had found problems, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration(MSHA) failed to apply one of its toughest enforcement tools to the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia before a deadly explosion there last year.
March 22, 2011 The new two-count criminal "information" just filed by the U.S. Attorney in Charleston, W.Va., does not directly involve the April 5 blast at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine. A former foreman is accused of making false claims.
February 15, 2011 The Mine Safety and Health Administration released details of its break up of the district office that oversees Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia.
February 8, 2011 Five years after their husbands died in a coal mine fire in West Virginia, Delorice Bragg and Freda Hatfield were told by a federal judge hat they cannot hold federal mine safety officials responsible.
January 19, 2011 Nine months after the deadly coal mine explosion in West Virginia, federal investigators have revealed their working theory about the cause. It directs blame toward a series of maintenance and equipment failures at the Upper Big Branch mine.