Posts Tagged ‘Blankenship’

Oct
2015
21

CEO on Trial for Explosion that Killed 29: Stopping Black Lung Disease “Not Worth the Effort”

CEO on Trial for Explosion that Killed 29: Stopping Black Lung Disease
  The West Virginia case against ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship continued following the Columbus Day weekend with jurors hearing recordings of phone calls in which Blankenship downplayed the threat that black lung plays in the lives of miners. In the tapes he demonized the U.S. Mine and Safety Health Administration (MSHA) for their role...
Sep
2013
13

Massey Energy Executive Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison, but Some Fear He’s a Fall Guy

  An ongoing federal probe into the Massey Energy safety practices which led to an explosion in April of 2010 that killed 29 miners is sending one high-ranking former official to prison. ¬†David Hughart, a former executive for Massey, has been sentenced to 42 months in jail and three years of supervised release after pleading [&hellip...
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