April 2012
Volume 64    Issue 93

MSHA missed signs at UBB; Internal report points to failures in the months leading up to blast

Mining Engineering , 2012, Vol. 64, No. 93, pp. 60-60


While standing by its earlier report on the April 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine, an internal review of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) found that inspectors either missed problems or failed to inspect the areas of the mine where they existed in the 18 months before the explosion that killed 29 miners.

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