The coal mine explosion that killed 29 Massey Energy (MEE -1.3%) workers last year could have...

|By:, SA News Editor

The coal mine explosion that killed 29 Massey Energy (MEE -1.3%) workers last year could have been prevented and was primarily the result of the company's failed safety systems, according to a 13-month independent investigation into the accident. The company "frequently and knowingly violat[ed] the law and blatantly disregard[ed] known safety practices," the report says.