Mining Co. Settles Wrongful Death Suit With Widows

Law360, New York (November 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Massey Energy Co. reportedly has settled a wrongful death suit with the widows of two miners who died in a 2006 fire in one of the company's West Virginia coal mines.

Attorneys for the two sides announced the settlement Monday after four days of a trial in the state's Circuit Court of Logan County, but did not give any additional details of the deal, The Associated Press reported.

Ellery Hatfield, 47, and Don Bragg, 33, died of carbon monoxide poisoning on Jan. 19, 2006, when a...
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