At approximately 3:02 p.m. on Easter Monday, April 5, 2010, a powerful explosion tore through the Upper Big Branch mine, owned by Massey Energy and operated by its subsidiary, Performance Coal Company, at the convergence of Boone and Raleigh counties in southern West Virginia. Twenty-nine miners died and one was seriously injured as the enormously powerful blast rocketed through two and one-half miles of underground workings nearly 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the rugged mountains along the Coal River. The disaster has had grave consequences for a mining company, for a community and, most importantly, for the family members who lost men dear to them.
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October 20, 2009 in West Virginia
Brondolo Associates, LLC is please to provide the following quote for your RFQ CME90131 for a strategic mass fatality response plan and table top exercise. Attached please find the following documents with one additional copy. Please note that our aggregate Errors and Omissions insurance is currently $1 million dollars. We have been advised by our broker that we can quickly increase this to the required $2 million and this increase has been requested.