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Survivors Sue Massey Energy Over Coal Mine Fire

Law360 (April 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Former West Virginia coal mine workers who survived a raging blaze that killed two employees have sued Massey Energy for allegedly maintaining unsafe work conditions.

The suit follows a December 2006 negligence and wrongful death claim filed against Massey by the widows of the deceased employees and a federal report that showed a slew of safety violations led to the tragic fire.

Ellery Hatfield, 47, and Don Bragg, 33, died of carbon monoxide poisoning on Jan. 19, 2006, when a conveyer belt caught fire at Massey...
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