Miners' Widows Press For MSHA Liability In Death Suit

Law360, New York (August 17, 2012, 6:44 PM EDT) -- Widows of two deceased miners told West Virginia's highest court Wednesday that a company could be held liable for the conditions that led to their husbands' deaths at a Massey Energy Co. subsidiary's mine, so the federal government should be, too.

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals agreed in July to take up the question of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration's liability for the deaths of Ellery Hatfield and Don Bragg in a 2006 fire at a Logan County, W.Va., mine, after the...
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