This page contains an archive of releases and events ("Recent Additions") that were on the Upper Big Branch Mine-South single source page.
June 29, 2011 Public Briefing Powerpoint® Presentation
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration held a public briefing June 29, 2011, on its investigation into the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County, W.Va. Below is the presentation.
US Labor Department's MSHA to hold June 29 public briefing on investigation of Upper Big Branch Mine explosion
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration will hold a June 29 public briefing on its investigation into the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County, W.Va. The briefing, to begin at 10 a.m. EDT, will coincide with the one-year anniversary of the start of the agency's underground investigation at the Upper Big Branch Mine and will be held at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, W.Va. A Q-and-A session for the public will take place at the conclusion of the briefing and end by 12:45 p.m., to be followed by a press availability.
Statement by MSHA Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main
Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health, today (5/19/2011) issued the following statement regarding the release of the Upper Big Branch Independent Investigation Report:
Accident Investigation Interviews (Mine Rescue Activities)
These are transcripts from 25 witness interviews of individuals that were called upon to attempt to rescue miners that were missing following the explosion at the mine on April 5, 2010.
One Year Anniversary
Joseph A. Main, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, discusses the one year anniversary of the tragic accident at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia which claimed the lives of 29 miners on April 5, 2010. (.wmv file)
Family Meeting Held 01/18/2011
On January 18, 2011, a meeting was held with the families of the victims of the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster. To view and/or download the presentation, use the link provided below.
Audio Recording of Conference Call Held 09/17/2010 (.wav file)
On September 17, 2010, Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main held a conference call for reporters. The purpose of the call was to provide an update on the investigation of the UBB mine accident. To listen to that recording please use this link.
UBB Accident Investigation Update — 10/1/10
UBB Accident Investigation Update — 10/27/10
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