December 9, 2011 | Mark Paradies

Biggest Mine Accident Penalty Ever: $209 Million

There were no criminal charges against executives but there were $209 million in restitution and civil and criminal penalties as a result of the explosion last year at the Upper Big Branch Mine.

See the New York Times article at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/07/us/mine-owner-to-pay-200-million-in-west-virginia-explosion.html?_r=1

Want to find out more about the causes of this disaster? attend the TapRoot® Summit and the talk on Friday, March 2, by Ken Scott about the accident.

See the complete Summit schedule at:

http://www.taproot.com/summit.php?t=schedule

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