On a Cross of Coal
How Massey Crucified Miners

Macaray, David

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  01/07/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12642

Federal investigators investigated the Massey mine disaster in which 29 miners died discovered that Massey Energy was keeping two sets of books (safety logs). One log reflected actual mine conditions, which, alas, were demonstrably unsafe, and the other log was a fictionalized showpiece, a veritable Potemkin village, used to mislead government safety inspectors.

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