August 18, 2010 | Mark Paradies

Massey Cited for Underreporting Accidents

The Associated Press reported that MSHA cited Massey Energy for failing to report 20 accidents at the Upper Big Branch Mine. These violations were found as part of the investigation into the accident earlier this year that killed 29 workers.

The story also says:

Separately, MSHA said Tuesday it is fining a Massey Energy subsidiary more than $542,000 for violations that contributed to a fatal accident at a Virginia mine in 2009.

The accident occurred Aug. 20, 2009, when the mine was owned by Cumberland Resources, which Massey acquired in April.

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Once again, finding and fixing the causes of accidents before a major accident happens could have saved lives and big bucks!

If you aren’t proactively fixing problems with advanced root cause analysis, maybe it is time to attend a 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Course?

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