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Massey Energy Hit With MORE Violations At Upper Big Branch Mine

07/26/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Federal inspectors have yet to get underground at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine, but they've already hit the operation with another nearly two dozen citations -- all in the last two weeks.

U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration inspectors cited Massey's Performance Coal Co. subsidiary for 23 different violations in a "spot inspection" that began May 14 and remains ongoing, according to the latest entries in MSHA's online computer database.

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