FBI Investigating Massey for Criminal Offenses After Deadly Mine Accident
The Associated Press is reporting that the FBI is investigating whether Massey Energy, owner of the West Virginia coal mine where 29 workers were killed April 5, should be held criminally liable for the accident.
A federal law enforcement official says the FBI has interviewed nearly two dozen current and former employees of Massey Energy in a criminal probe of the West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 men.
Massey is reportedly offering $3 million in cash to the family of each of the victims. But that offer, of course, is meant to preclude civil suits. The FBI’s criminal investigation is another thing altogether.