West Virginia mine explosion
Mine explosion kills 29; mine cited for numerous safety violations
Congressmen's reactions vary
All three Democratic lawmakers, who are also coalfield icons, have since expressed grief and outrage. But they have differed in their approach to laying blame. (Post Photo)
News & Analysis
Obama to give eulogy
The president will travel to Beckley, W.Va. He'll by joined by Vice President Joe Biden.
Independent review of MSHA
The Labor Dept. is creating a team of experts to evaluate the Mine Safety and Health Administration's internal review of Upper Big Branch mine.
Rescue workers found four bodies deep in the mine, dashing the fading hopes of finding more survivors of a violent explosion that claimed 29 lives.
- Mine rescuers hit another setback
- W.Va. begins burying victims of mine blast
- Mourners pray for victims of blast
- Investigators set to enter West Virginia mine
- Manchin: Refuge chamber is missing miners' 'only chance'
- Rescue teams set to enter West Virginia mine
- W.Va. mine survivor recounts underground blast
- Rescuers bang pipe in W.Va. mine; no response
- Governor: First hole drilled into mine
- Mine company CEO touts safety record
- Mine official: something went very wrong here
- Mine victim was weeks away from retirement
- Obama sends condolences to miners' families
Share your thoughts
Who do you think should be held most responsible for the Upper Big Branch tragedy? Massey Energy, the company that controls the mine? Federal regulators? State government? Weigh in.