Much of the news about Massey Energy concerns outgoing CEO Don Blankenship, and how responsible he will be found for the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion. But two other Massey employees have been sentenced in criminal court for an accident that occurred due to lax oversight.

From the Rural Blog:

Four Massey Energy foremen were sentenced Thursday to a year of probation and a total of $7,000 in fines for their role in the 2006 fire that killed two workers at Massey’s Aracoma Alma No. 1 Mine in Logan County, W.V. The foremen, Donald R. Hagy, Terry L. Shadd, Edward R. Ellis and Michael A. Plumley, admitted to not conducting required mine-evacuation drills prior to the fire…

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