Last month, an Administration Law Judge of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review commission denied a joint request from MSHA and Alpha Natural Resources to drastically modify citations against Brushy Eagle mine.
Senator Jay Rockefeller hosted a roundtable discussion about mine safety at Concord University Wednesday. Much of the conversation centered on finding ways to change the current culture of mining.
While he didn't call him by name, former president David Hughart said, under oath, that Massey's former CEO Don Blankenship knew about the violations.
A former superintendent at West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine where 29 miners died in an explosion was sentenced Thursday. Gary May is expected to spend nearly two years in prison.
New rules published by the Mine Safety and Health Administration are meant to improve mine safety.
Seven West Virginia coal miners died last year; more than any other state according the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. The state Office of Miner’s Health Safety and Training has a new, yet familiar, leader.
The January sentencing of a former superintendent at West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine will go on as planned. Prosecutors asked for more time.
An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former security chief convicted of lying to investigators after the 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners at West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine.