February 1, 2011 April's deadly blast at a West Virginia coal mine continues to be a drain on Massey Energy's profits.
May 3, 2006 A rescuer testifying at a public hearing into West Virginia's Sago mine disaster admits to mistakenly saying the trapped miners were alive, when in fact the sole survivor had been located. The rescuer nearly broke down while describing finding the dead miners.
April 27, 2006 At least four emergency air packs issued at the Sago Mine failed to function, says West Virginia coal miner Randal McCloy. The lone survivor of the Jan. 2 disaster, in which 12 miners died, detailed the failures in a letter to the families of those who died after an explosion trapped them underground.
February 3, 2006 Coal miners around the country are being asked to review safety procedures Monday. The move comes after a series of accidents in West Virginia that killed 16 coal miners. As energy prices have soared, more coal mines have reopened in Appalachia, including some of the mines involved in the accidents.
January 23, 2006 West Virginia's state legislature has quickly passed a bill aimed at giving miners a better chance of surviving accidents. Gov. Joe Manchin submitted the bill, which calls for faster notification when an accident occurs and additional oxygen supply underground