Massey Energy Awarded Coal Boss $2 Million Bonus for Safety Numbers in 2009, Even as Mines Amassed Record Violations

Massey Energy paid its controversial CEO more than $2 million in bonuses for exceeding goals on mine safety, even as the coal mines were piling up record numbers of federal citations and fines for safety infractions. "In 2009, when the company had more violations than in any prior year, and was warned more than any other company, [CEO Don Blankenship] got the maximum payout for bonus money tied to safety," Michael Garland, a spokesman with CtW Investment Group, told ABC News on Thursday. The...Full Story
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