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Report on Upper Big Branch safety out soon

A report is due Tuesday on how federal regulators handled problems at the Upper Big Branch mine before the 2010 explosion that killed 29 men. The Mine Safety and Health Administration will discuss its findings privately with victims' families in Beaver, then post the document online later in the morning. Many relatives and several investigation reports have criticized both state and federal regulators for failing to prevent the worst U.S. coal mine disaster in four decades.

Filed under: West Virginia | Mining


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