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Charges in mine explosion

The head of security at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine was arrested yesterday on charges he impeded investigators and lied to them as they probed an explosion at the West Virginia mine that killed 29 workers.

WASHINGTON – The head of security at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine was arrested yesterday on charges he impeded investigators and lied to them as they probed an explosion at the West Virginia mine that killed 29 workers.

Hughie Stover, 60, was chief of security at the mine and was accused of ordering an unidentified person to dispose of thousands of pages of security-related documents last month by dumping them into a trash compactor, according to the indictment.

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