Massey Energy cited by government

Posted by Iva Radman – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The company behind the country's deadliest coal mine explosion since 1970 has been cited by the government.

Massey Energy Company has been cited by the mine safety and health administration for impeding an investigation.

Officials say a Massey employee refused to provide necessary resources for a test.

Twenty-nine miners were killed in an explosion at Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia last April.

Criminal and civil investigations are ongoing.  There has been no comment yet from Massey.

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