- Montcoal Mine Disaster
Massey idling underground mines
As West Virginia turns its collective attention to the 29 miners victimized in a horrific explosion a year ago today at a Raleigh County, the mine’s parent owner is temporarily idling 92 underground operations.
Deadly explosion makes big industry change
When 29 men perished in a single, powerful explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine a year ago, the tragedy stunned the nation — but the aftermath was stunning too, both for its seismic impact on major players in the coal industry and for the absence of any sweeping reforms.
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- Disaster tested Whitesville VFD’s emergency responders
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- Massey idling underground mines