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Wyo. ranks 2nd for workplace fatality rate in 2010

Wyoming had the nation's second-highest rate of fatal workplace accidents in 2010 amid a post-recession rebound in oil and gas development, according to newly released figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Full story

Ex-mine chief pleads guilty to 2010 blast charge

The former superintendent of the West Virginia mine where 29 workers died in a 2010 explosion pleaded guilty on Thursday to a federal conspiracy charge that he tipped off employees to safety inspections. Full story

WVa. mine owner to pay restitution

   After a massive explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia killed 29 miners in April, 2010, the mine's new owner agreed Tuesday to pay restitution, civil and criminal fines. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

Settlement reached over Massey mine accident: report

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Feds: Fake safety records kept in mine blast

Federal investigators say they have proof that Massey Energy kept fake safety records to throw off inspectors at a West Virginia coal mine where 29 men died last year. Full story

Report questions safety at Massey mine

   A scathing report on the April 2010 mine disaster that killed 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia is set to be released. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

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Mine helmets and painted crosses sit at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine Tuesday, April 5, 2011, one year after 29 miners were killed there.
Mine helmets and painted crosses sit at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine Tuesday, April 5, 2011, one year after 29 miners were killed there.

Mine helmets and painted crosses sit at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Montcoal, W.Va. The memorial represents the 29 coal miners who were killed in an explosion at the mine one year ago today.