Coal Company Had Twice Settled Court Cases By Promising Safety Upgrades

Over the past two years, controversial coal boss Don Blankenship has twice agreed to courtroom settlements requiring his company to clean up a checkered safety record, yet federal documents show Massey Energy mines continued to rack up serious violations in advance of the explosion that killed 29 miners this week. The first legal agreement came when Massey Energy executives settled a lawsuit filed by corporate shareholders in May 2008, after the investors alleged that safety and environmental...Full Story
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