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Upper Big Branch Mine disaster
Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship leaves a Senate Health and Human Services subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 20, 2010, after answering questions about mine safety.
Former Massey Energy Company Chairman and CEO Don Blankenship, seen in July 2010, has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges associated with the 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 men.
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In this 2010 photo, coal miner Terry Cooper, left, embraces his wife Michelle, daughter Tera and son Justin, during a vigil to honor the coal miners that were killed in Montcoal, W. Va.
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Mine helmets and painted crosses sat at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine on April 5, as a memorial to the 29 miners killed there one year earlier.