Upper Big Branch Mine foreman reveals pattern of negligence

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It’s still not known what caused the fatal explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine, a powerful blast that killed 29 miners in the worst mining disaster in a generation. But, in today’s New York Times, a foreman from the Upper Big Branch Mine, speaking on condition of anonymity, revealed a pattern of lax safety practices that pointed to disaster.

New York Times reporter Ian Urbina has the details.

Read the investigative report in today’s New York Times, and hear audio of the foreman.

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