Massey Energy (ANR) could have prevented last year's fatal West Virginia mine accident, the Mine...

|By:, SA News Editor

Massey Energy (ANR) could have prevented last year's fatal West Virginia mine accident, the Mine Safety and Health Administration says. Faulty water sprays on a cutting machine failed to put out an initial spark that ignited methane gas and triggered a coal-dust explosion; Massey should have maintained the sprays and prevented the coal-dust buildup.