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The Upper Big Branch mine tragedy

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor

The Upper Big Branch mine tragedy

field hearing before the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, hearing held in Beckley, WV, May 24, 2010

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mine explosions,
  • Safety measures,
  • Firedamp,
  • Mine safety,
  • Coal mine accidents

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF27 .E3 2010m
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 69 p. :
    Number of Pages69
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24841920M
    ISBN 10016087128X
    ISBN 109780160871283
    LC Control Number2011388080
    OCLC/WorldCa692408399

    Answer the questions at the end of the Case Study, "The Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster", What steps could be taken now to reduce the chances of a similar tragedy occurring in the future? In your answer, please address the appropriate roles of mining companies (and their directors and managers), government regulators and policymakers, and the.   The Truth About Upper Big Branch. of West Virginia into the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that killed 29 workers page report’s finding that the Upper Big Branch tragedy is a “tale.

      The $ million settlement requires payment of $35 million in previously assessed administrative penalties, but that sum includes just $ million for the Upper Big Branch Mine tragedy. A year ago April, America suffered its worst mining disaster in 40 years with the explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia on April 5, that resulted in the death of 29 coal miners.. Image: Breaking news alert about mine explosion on April 5,

    On April 5, , an explosion rocked the tunnels 1, feet underground at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in Montcoal, West Virginia. In the aftermath, the scale of the tragedy came into focus.   Six years ago I grieved with the miners’ families, West Virginians and the entire nation during the hours and days after the unspeakable mining tragedy at Upper Big Branch. Today on this sad anniversary, our hearts weigh heavy as we remember the tragic Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster.


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The Upper Big Branch mine tragedy by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Upper Big Branch mine tragedy : field hearing before the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh hearing held in Beckley, WV, Paperback – Decem Authors: Committee on Education and Labor, United States House of Representatives, United States Congress.

“The tragedy at the Upper Big Branch Mine resonated nationwide and has resulted in a great deal of soul-searching among Americans over the price paid for our dependence on “Big Coal” Beyond the mining catastrophe at its core, this is a book about working America and how one industry has conquered a landscape’s body and soul/5(14).

Mine safety investigators are still searching for an exact cause. They're also reviewing the safety record at the Upper Big Branch mine, which amassed more than 1, violations in. To the workers at the Upper Big Branch mine and the families of the victims of the explosion: The 29 miners who died in the Upper Big Branch mine on April 5,did not go to work that day with the expectation that it was the last day of their Size: 6MB.

The Upper Big Branch Mine disaster occurred April 5,roughly 1, feet underground in Raleigh County, West Virginia, at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine. The Upper Big Branch Mine in The Upper Big Branch mine tragedy book, West Virginia, where 29 people died in an explosion, will be sealed this summer.

Story highlights The blast was the deadliest U.S. mine disaster. The state Medical Examiner’s office Thursday released the complete list of the 29 miners who died in the explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in southern West Virginia.

“The Upper Big Branch mine had an alarming — an alarming — record. Shame!” Blankenship took the abuse from Byrd — and then got on with the business of being Don : Jeff Goodell.

Portable Methane and Multi-Gas Detectors Recovered from a Mine Explosion at Performance Coal Company Upper Big Branch Mine-South (MSHA ID ) Montcoal (Raleigh County), WV.

Summary of Investigation. PDF Version; Mine Accident Scenario Video. Watch Video; Download Video (To download, right click link and save file to your pc. Appendices. the Upper Big Branch Mine-South (UBB), killing 29 miners and injuring two.

UBB is operated by Performance Coal Company (PCC), a former subsidiary of Massey Energy Company (Massey) (together PCC/Massey), and is located in Montcoal, West Virginia. This tragic explosion was the largest coal mine disaster in the United States in 40 years. The Upper Big Branch disaster, as it is popularly known, has become an important turning point in public opinion against the coal industry.

Analyzing forensic evidence from tragedies like the explosion at Upper Big Branch and adopting innovations and technology developed by coal companies could bring improvements to mine safety.

The Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion: Occupational Hazard or Preventable Tragedy; A Look at State-Corporate Crime By Cassandra Tate Master of Science Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Kentucky Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Eastern Kentucky University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree ofAuthor: Cassandra Tate.

Upper Big Branch 05/04/ - Upper Big Branch - Explosion / Methane Explosion, Coal Dust Explosion On April 5,at approximately p.m., a massive coal dust explosion occurred at the Upper Big Branch Mine-South (UBB), killing 29 miners and injuring two.

Rick Barbero (Originally published Ap ) Reports emerge that multiple miners are trapped underground after an explosion ripped through Massey Energy’s Performance Coal Co. Upper Big. The Sago Mine disaster was a coal mine explosion on January 2,at the Sago Mine in Sago, West Virginia, United States, near the Upshur County seat of blast and collapse trapped 13 miners for nearly two days; only one survived.

It was the worst mining disaster in the United States since the Jim Walter Resources Mine disaster in Alabama on Septemand the worst Location: Sago, West Virginia. Analyzing forensic evidence from tragedies like the explosion at Upper Big Branch and adopting innovations and technology developed by coal companies could bring improvements to mine safety.

The Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia was plagued by persistent problems with airflow in the weeks and months before a massive and deadly explosion in April, an NPR News investigation has found. -- About $10 million in mine safety research grants have been awarded in the first projects funded by a foundation set up as part of a legal settlement following the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster.

Harry Smith interviews Kevin Lambert, a miner who was about to take his shift at the Upper Big Branch Mine in when the explosion occurred that killed. In all, 29 miners died, making Upper Big Branch the worst U.S. coal-mining disaster in nearly 40 years."The Lynch family was devastated to learn that Roosevelt survived the initial explosion Author: Ken Ward Jr.

"At approximately p.m. on Easter Monday, April 5,a powerful explosion tore through the Upper Big Branch mine, owned by Massey Energy and operated by its subsidiary, Performance Coal Company, at the convergence of Boone and Raleigh counties in southern West Virginia.

Twenty-nine miners died and one was seriously injured as the enormously. Nearly one year after the nation's worst mine disaster in four decades, records reveal a slow and tepid initial response to the dire emergency at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine.