The 2010 upper big branch mine disaster resulted from an underground coal dust explosion that killed 29 of 31 massey energy miners. From a white tower atop his massey-owned mountain retreat, blankenship could look out on the coal yards and misty hollows of west virginia's. People at an april 2010 memorial vigil remember 29 miners who died in the explosion at massey energy co's upper big branch mine in. The former ceo of massey energy filed this week to run in the don blankenship, the disgraced coal baron who was released from federal.
Coordinates: 37°56′14″n 81°32′37″w / 37937256°n 81543572°w / 37937256 -81543572 the upper big branch mine disaster occurred on april 5, 2010 roughly 1,000 feet (300 m) underground in raleigh county, west virginia at massey energy's upper big branch coal mine located in montcoal. In 1920 he incorporated at massey coal company, inc (atm) and became its first president sons evan and william took over the business in 1945, with evan . His name is don blankenship and he was once known as the king of coal the company he ran, massey energy, owned more than 40 mines. Williamson attorney kevin thompson is suing massey and goals coal co over.
Issue: whether a judgeâ€™s failure to recuse himself from a case in which he received substantial campaign donations from one of the parties violates the due . At massey coal co syracuse law review, vol 60, p 247, 2010 chapman university law research paper no 10-08 33 pages posted: 18. Learn about working at massey energy join linkedin today for free see who you know at massey energy, leverage your professional network, and get hired. But just after noon on thursday, it fell to a coal miner's daughter, judge irene c berger, to face a crowded courtroom and pronounce a. Ever since at massey founded a coal company in 1920, the massey family has been a fixture of the richmond, va, area.
In october 2000, a coal slurry impoundment owned by martin county coal company, a massey energy subsidiary. Mr massey was born in ansted, west virginia, in 1909 and attended the university of richmond at the age of twenty he began to work for the at massey coal. Case opinion for va supreme court caperton v massey coal company inc read the court's full decision on findlaw. The present massey estate owes much to ivor jr's grandfather, at massey, who started what became massey coal ivor massey sr worked.
Convicted ex-coal executive don blankenship announced monday that former massey energy chief executive don blankenship (c) smiles. Blankenship was cited 835 times in the 28 months leading up to the worst coal mine disaster in 40 years, according to prosecutors. Martin county coal corporation is a subsidiary of at massey coal company, inc, richmond, va, which, in turn, is a subsidiary of fluor corp,. River run manor was built in the mid-1980s by the late william b massey, a longtime richmond coal executive whose grandfather founded.
Sen robert byrd of west virginia, a longtime supporter of appalachia's coal miners, called for a thorough reexamination of the united states'. At massey coal co,77 uslw4456, (us june 8, 2009) the report is the product of the judicial disqualification project, which was launched by the aba. But it's good news for massey stockholders: with blankenship out of the picture, it could now be easier to find a buyer for the coal company that. Mclean contracting company entered the bulk materials handling construction market on a large scale with the completion of the massey coal terminal in.