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Tag: Mine Safety and Health Administration

FBI Probing West Virginia Mining Accident That Killed 29

west virginiaBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — We certainly haven’t heard the last of the explosion in West Virginia that killed 29 miners a few weeks ago.

NPR News is reported that the FBI is investigating the possibility that Mine Safety and Health Administration workers, who inspect mines, took bribes and whether the owner of the mine Massey Energy was criminally negligent.

NPR reported that unsubstantiated rumors have long circulated that inspectors have been on the take.

A federal law enforcement source told NPR that the probe was not focusing on the mine safety inspectors, but NPR said it was standing by its report.

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