Tag: Don Blankenship

Court upholds conviction of Massey Energy ex-CEO in fatal mine blast

Court upholds conviction of Massey Energy ex-CEO in fatal mine blast

2010 Massey Energy blast killed 29 workers By Jonathan Stempel Jan 19 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected former Massey Energy Co Chief Executive Officer Donald Blankenship’s bid to overturn his conviction and one-year prison sentence related to his role in a 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 workers. The […]

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Massey Energy CEO guilty of misdemeanour count in criminal trial

Massey Energy CEO guilty of misdemeanour count in criminal trial

Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship guilty of willfully violating mine safety standards CHARLESTON, W.Va. _Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was convicted Thursday of a misdemeanour count connected to a deadly coal mine explosion and acquitted of more serious charges. A federal jury in West Virginia convicted Blankenship of conspiring to wilfully violate mine safety […]

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