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Coal Company Whose W.Va. Mine Exploded Touts Safety Record

Massey Energy must feel pretty ashamed right now. A coal mine it owns exploded yesterday, killing at least 25 people. One of the coal industry’s staunchest

Elisa Mueller
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Apr 06, 2010

Massey Energy must feel pretty ashamed right now. A coal mine it owns exploded yesterday, killing at least 25 people. One of the coal industry’s staunchest allies in Congress is calling for an investigation and promising accountability.

So what’s the company’s Website have to say? Well, here’s the top story: “2009 Was Another Record Setting Year for Safety.”

In the likely event that the company changes its tune, here’s a screengrab of the homepage:

Via Dave Roberts.

Elisa Mueller | Elisa Mueller was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to a mother who taught reading and a father who taught film. As a result, she spent an excessive amount of her childhood reading books and watching movies. She went to the University of Kansas for college, where she earned bachelor's degrees in English and journalism. She moved to New York City and worked for Entertainment Weekly magazine for ten years, visiting film sets all over the world.

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