Digging in: Coal mine fails to improve safety in wake of explosion 

WHO: Massey Energy, owner of the Randolph Mine in West Virginia, where 29 workers died in a 2010 blast.

WHAT: Conditions at the Randolph Mine and the response of officials to the blast were "nothing short of outrageous," Joseph Main, head of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration said this weekend. The MSHA issued 20 orders requiring the company to remove workers from the mine along with five citations.

WHY IT’S AN OUTRAGE: Massey has failed to improve safety conditions since the April 5, 2010, explosion, officials said. Inspectors last month found miners coated in coal dust and combustible materials and a lack of ventilation curtains to protect workers from respiratory disease.

THE RESPONSE: Massey said it had disciplined several individuals after the inspections and taken steps to improve conditions.

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