Mine Safety, Company Panel

Don Blankenship and Cecil Roberts testified about the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine, as well as… read more

Don Blankenship and Cecil Roberts testified about the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine, as well as the company’s safety record. Several questions also focused on the company’s practice of appealing safety violations in court. Mr. Roberts called Massey’s lost-time accident rate “borderline fraudulent” and said that miners at the Upper Big Branch mine knew of unsafe conditions but were afraid to report them. close

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293624-3
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Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 20, 2010
Last Aired:
May 23, 2010

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  • May 20, 2010 | 3:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 20, 2010 | 10:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 21, 2010 | 8:44am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 23, 2010 | 5:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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