High-ranking Massey Energy employees refuse to speak to investigators
Members of management team don't want to incriminate themselves.
Fri, Nov 05, 2010 at 1:32 PM
Six high-ranking members of Massey Energy’s management team are refusing to testify before state and federal investigators who are trying to determine what caused the explosion on April 5 at the Upper Big Branch Mine that killed 29 miners.
Massey Energy’s Vice President of Safety Elizabeth Chamberlin and five other mine managers have filed suit in court to stop the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
from forcing them to appear for interviews with federal and state investigators.
Massey lawyers contend that the state office has overstepped its legal authority by attempting to force these six members to testify before federal officials.
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