2nd Massey Boss Charged In Fatal Mine Explosion

Law360, New York (February 22, 2012, 11:54 AM EST) -- Federal prosecutors charged a second Massey Energy Co. mine boss Wednesday with obstructing an investigation into poor safety conditions at the infamous Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, where an explosion in 2010 killed 29 miners.

A criminal information charging mine superintendent Gary May with conspiring to impede the Mine Safety and Health Administration's enforcement efforts came ahead of the Feb. 29 sentencing of Hughie Elbert Stover — Massey's former security chief who was convicted of sabotaging the probe.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin hinted Wednesday...
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