West Virginia Mine Disaster: Repeated Safety Violations Were A 'Red Flag'

Critics say a surge of federal safety citations and revealing internal corporate memos all suggest that the company behind the Upper Big Branch mine – where 25 coal miners died Monday -- has focused more on generating record profits than on protecting its workers. "It was surprising how much evidence there was of a general disregard for safety of coal miners," Bruce Stanley, a lawyer who battled Massey Energy on behalf of the widows of two dead miners, told ABC News Tuesday. Over the last...Full Story
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