One year ago today, 29 miners died in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine in West Virginia, owned by Massey Energy. In the last 12 months, what’s been done to make sure a disaster like UBB never happens again?
Federal authorities blamed the Upper Big Branch (UBB) Mine disaster that killed 29 miners on “a workplace culture that valued production over safety,” and said the explosion was “entirely preventable.” Haven’t we heard this before about workplace disasters that claimed multiple lives?
Six months ago, 29 men died in the worst U.S. coal-mining disaster in 40 years. Since then, another 13 miners have died, despite a crackdown by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). What’s going on?
Criminal prosecution for violating federal workplace safety standards is still rare, but one prosecutor says, “they’ll be more of these ideally,” after a grand jury charged eight company officials in a recent case.
A new AFL-CIO report dug through worker fatality data and found some trends in U.S. workplace safety. The organization estimates that 150 workers die every day from hazardous working conditions.
What happens when two federal laws regarding OSHA penalties conflict with each other?
A federal judge says Armstrong Coal violated worker whistleblower protections and interfered with a former worker’s right to file a safety complaint.
Four injured workers sued this company, claiming it knew they were likely to be injured and that workers’ comp shouldn’t be their exclusive remedy. How did a court rule?
It really does matter how safety training is delivered to employees. New research shows the best training contains something called the “dread factor.”
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A report by the U.S Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) says an Alaskan miner died in a blast because of the company’s failure to adequately train its workers.
A judge has sentenced to prison a former manager of the company that ran the Upper Big Branch mine where 29 miners died on April 5, 2010.
An official from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) delivered a stinging indictment of the operators of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine in West Virginia where 29 miners were killed in an explosion.
What happens when companies don’t pay federal safety fines? The feds can go to court to get an order for the company to pay up.
Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a superintendent of the West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 miners in 2010. Legal experts who have been watching the case say this means prosecutors are getting closer to potentially bringing charges against top executives who ran Massey Energy.
A miner says his former employer fired him for expressing safety concerns. Now, the company is suing the miner, saying he filed a false claim against them.
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