West Virginia Coal Mine Explosion

Ex-Massey Energy CEO restitution costs could reach tens of millions

Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship found guilty of conspiracy to wilfully violate mine safety standards CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Prosecutors say ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship may have to pay tens of millions of dollars after a conviction carrying up to one year in prison. In U.S. District Court in Beckley Wednesday, prosecutors opposed Blankenship’s plea […]

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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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