In the case of the upper big branch mine, massey energy corporation revealed a widespread pattern of safety violations, which did violate the school of ethical universalism those issues started around 2006 when management had begun to contest regulatory penalties rather than pay them. The 120-page report offered a scathing indictment of massey practices at the upper big branch mine, pieced together through months of interviews and the analysis of documents, data and correspondence. Former massey energy ceo don blankenship, who spent a year in federal prison in connection with the upper big branch mine explosion in 2010, came in second at 226 percent, and mr jenkins was third with 174 percent. A look back at the massey energy company and its upper big branch mine in west virginia massey was run by the hard-charging, larger than life ceo, don blankenship prosecutors say that his resistance to regulation and his constant emphasis on running coal led to the deadly april 5, 2010 mining disaster at upper big branch. The unfolding tragedy at the upper big branch mine in west virginia is putting a spotlight on mine safety in this country and raising questions about what scientific research can contribute to improving mine safety.
Buy business and society 14th edition (9780078029479) managing public relationscases in business and society: 1 the upper big branch mine disaster 2 the carlson company and protecting children in the global tourism industry 3 carolina pad and the mommy bloggers ethics, public policy,. In the aftermath of shocking mine disasters such as the 2010 methane explosion at the upper big branch mine in west virginia, us, which claimed the lives of 29 miners, governments and regulators understandably refocus on health and safety laws. The independent panel (ip) report on the massey upper big branch (ubb) mine disaster makes a statement that it is confident that steps being taken by the msha to implement its recommendations will prevent the failures that occurred in the ubb mine disaster.
Take the collapse at the upper big branch mine in west virginia that killed 29 miners in 2010 flouting safety regulations was an integral part of the corporate culture of the mine’s owner, massey energy, and last year its chief executive, donald l blankenship, was convicted of a misdemeanor carrying a one-year sentence. Case study 1: the upper big branch mine disaster (page 448) case synopsis: on april 5, 2010, a massive explosion at the upper big branch coal mine in west virginia killed 29 miners and seriously injured two others. Evident in the 2010 explosion at the upper big branch mine in montcoal, west virginia that resulted in the death of twenty-nine miners the goals of this thesis include the.
Laura represents general industry, construction, and mining clients in compliance issues, policy, legislative, regulatory matters, civil and criminal enforcement issues, accident investigation, and whistleblower claims at both the state and federal levels. The president and the vice president travel to west virginia for a memorial service for the miners lost in the tragedy at upper big branch mine [[nid:11441]] today the president and the vice president were in west virginia attending a memorial service for the miners lost in the tragedy at upper big branch mine. • review of msha's actions at the upper big branch mine-south some or all of the files available on this page are pdf for more information on pdf, pdf readers and accessibility issues, please use this link.
Transcript of upper big branch mine disaster the upper big branch mine disaster before the disaster costs: ethical framework (intimidation) stakeholder theory (employees concerns) what is upper big branch was the leading coal producer in us specialized in production of high-grade metallurgical coal value of the company-fuel for us. Upper big branch mine-south is an underground coal mining operation in raleigh county, west virginia, operated by performance coal and owned by massey energy on april 5, 2010, an explosion at the mine killed 29 miners, with two hospitalized [1. Don blankenship is highest-ranking executive to face charges in west virginia blast that killed 29, led to major reforms.
Reforms to the us mine safety and health administration’s pattern of violations (pov) process—started in part because of the upper big branch coal mine explosion—have been “a game. On april 5, 2010, a massive explosion ripped through the upper big branch coal mine in southern west virginia the mine was owned and operated by massey energy twenty-nine miners were killed on. Posts about upper big branch mine disaster written by jack marshall ethics alarms skip to content home about like obama designating massey energy as responsible for the upper big branch mining disaster before the investigation was complete, can not be so easily excused, but can be fairly labelled a mistake (obama made many, too many.
Ethikos november/december 2017 17 ethics, safety, and corporate culture by robert clark a t 3:02 in the afternoon of 5 april 2010—following a warm and sunny easter holiday—the teeth of a shear-ing machine at the upper big branch south mine in raleigh county, west virginia ignited some nearby methane, cussion of ethical issues, even if. If you need convincing that this applies to your organization, you need only consider the recent penn state scandal, similar allegations within the clergy, the enron catastrophe, the upper big branch mine disaster, the bernie madoff scam, and the gulf oil disasterneed i go on. Buried within the damning report released last week on the upper big branch coal mine disaster that killed 29 workers last year were some interesting details about what could lie ahead for massey energy, its executives, and the safety of its operations.