(Reuters) - Coal miner Massey Energy Co , owner of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine where at least 25 miners died in a blast this week, said it was working to increase production at its other mines to mitigate losses at UBB.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Massey Energy Co said on Friday it will increase coal production at its other mines to compensate for production lost at the West Virginia mine where at least 25 miners died in a blast this week.
U.S. coal producer Massey Energy Company’s (MEE) second quarter results on July 27, 2010, came in below expectations as it struggles to recover from the recent Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine accident.
Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship nearly doubled his multi-million dollar compensation package during the years federal regulators grew increasingly alarmed about safety at the company's coal mines. Massey owns the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia where 29 miners died in an explosion April 5. NPR's Howard Berkes joins host Liane Hansen to discuss newly-released documents detailing Blankenship's pay.
An NPR News Investigation has found that Massey Energy had nine coal mines with high injury rates last year, in addition to the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia where 29 miners died last week. Four Massey mines had injury rates more than twice the national rate in 2009.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us