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April 08, 2010

Massey Energy Mine Cited for 1,300+ Safety Violations in Years Leading up to Deadly Explosion

Four people remain missing in a West Virginia coal mine two days after a huge explosion killed at least twenty-five miners in the worst mining disaster in the United States in more than a quarter-century. According to federal records, MSHA cited the Upper Big Branch mine for more than 1,300 safety violations from 2005 through Monday. link via Democracy Now

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