"Learning from the Upper Big Branch Tragedy"

Mar 28, 2012

Rep. Kelly asks Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joe Main questions during a hearing about the 2010 mining disaster in Montcoal, West Virginia that took the lives of 29 miners. The hearing, held by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, examined findings from numerous investigations into the tragedy, including an investigation by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) that determined that the Upper Big Branch mine operator Massey Energy's complete disregard for safety standards caused the explosion.