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Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster Report

Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster Report

Photo by Jeff Gentner, Associated Press

Photo: AFSC

The worst mine disaster in 40 years occurred on April 5, 2010, when 29 miners lost their lives at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine.  Shortly after the tragedy, West Virginia’s governor appointed an independent investigation panel which included AFSC staffer Beth Spence.  She served in a similar capacity in 2006 following the Sago mine collapse and brought her experience and journalistic skills to the new report issued on May 19, 2011.

Created Date: 
Aug 22, 2012