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Massey Denies Criminal Wrongdoing, Vows Cooperation in FBI Probe

Last updated: July 31, 2020 | April 30, 2010 | Vishal Hodgson
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The full statement, just issued by the owner of the Upper Big Branch Mine:

Massey has no knowledge of criminal wrongdoing.

It is not uncommon that an accident of the size and scope of UBB would lead to a comprehensive investigation by relevant law enforcement agencies.

We are cooperating with all agencies that are investigating the tragedy at UBB. Massey does not and will not tolerate any improper or illegal conduct and will respond aggressively as circumstances warrant.

Former Massey workers have argued (see here and here) that the company promotes an environment where production and profits trump worker safety. And it’s getting tougher and tougher for Congress to ignore those testimonials.

Vishal Hodgson | Healing people who have been through traumatic or painful experiences is one of my greatest passions. I’m a psychologist, Studied Sociology & Psychology at University of Cambridge, and today I’m assisting people in developing positive self-perceptions and improving their relationships so that they can identify themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and stable.

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