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United Mine Workers Report

United Mine Workers Report

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Published by mmemmott

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Published by: mmemmott on Oct 25, 2011
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United Mine Workers of AMericA
report on the Upper Big BrAnch Mine disAster
“The other question I’d like to pose is,
‘Why didn’ton BlankenshipHu thisoal inedown?’
We don’t have toquestion his authority.He runs this place.He could have walkedup there and said thismine is shut down.This mine’s not goingto operate anotherminute until wecorrect theseproblems.”
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PresidentUnited Mine Workers of AmericaSubcommittee of the Committee onAppropriationsUnited States SenateMay 20, 2010
Table of Contents
Letter from the UMWA Officers 4Dedication 7United Mine Workers of America10Executive Summary12General Overview of Upper Big Branch Mine South18Explosion of April 5, 2010, and the Aftermath19Response to the Explosion27Rescue and Recovery Operations32Events Leading to the AccidentVentilation37Coal Accumulations and Float Coal Dust49Longwall Shearer Bits and Sprays54Two Sets of Books58Responsibilities of the Mine Safety and Health Administration60Responsibilities of the West Virginia Office of Miner’s Health, Safety and Training65Hearing Process70Massey Energy Company73Massey Energy; Fatal Accidents Since 200182Natural Gas Inundation Theory84Conclusions and Recommendations85UMWA Personnel Involved in the Investigation and Creation of this Report90Attachments92

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