Three years ago today, 29 miners died at the Upper Big Branch coal mine.
The Labor Department's MSHA issued a new regulation this week targeting employers that have an egregious pattern of violating mine safety and health standards.
In our new report "The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety," we devote one section to key activities by the Obama Administration and the U.S. Congress.
The newly unveiled granite memorial in Whitesville, WV is a visible reminder of the 29 miners who were killed in the Upper Big Branch mine, but the truest measure of our recognition of their sacrifice is what we do in their memory to protect the living.
The Washington Post's article "Meaningless millions" captures some of the heartbreak experienced when your loved one is killed on the job, but like most things, there's more to the story.
Family members of the April 2010 Upper Big Branch mine disaster say they are still in the dark. The latest example is Alpha Natural Resources failure to make public a progress report required in its non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.
A delegation of family members who lost loved ones in Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine met with senators and representatives of both political parties to urge them to pass legislation for stronger penalties for upper-level officials who violate safety laws.
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