DOL Misreported Massey Mine Safety Violations: Solis

Law360, New York (April 14, 2010, 3:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor has discovered a glitch in the computer program it uses to screen mines, which caused it to fail to count eight safety citations at the Massey Energy Co.-operated mine where a blast killed 29 workers in West Virginia.

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Tuesday revealed the error in the computer program that the DOL has used since 2007 to determine whether mines are in “violation status.”

Massey's Upper Big Branch South mine in Montcoal, W.Va., had eight uncounted safety...
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