Why Former Massey Energy CEO Was Indicted In Mine Disaster
A grand jury has held former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship personally responsible for a 2010 mine explosion that killed 29.By Bram Sable-Smith | November 14, 2014
Donald Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
The charges stem from a 2010 explosion at the company's Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.
The grand jury indicted Blankenship on four charges: conspiring to violate federal mine safety standards, conspiring to defraud the United States, making false statements to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and securities fraud.