WEST VIRGINIA OFFICE OF MINERS' HEALTH, SAFETY AND TRAINING

UPPER BIG BRANCH INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Last revised:  10/10/12 05:24 PM


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Executive Summary

Report of Investigation

Appendix

Flames and Forces Map

VIOLATIONS ISSUED:

Notices of Violation
Special Assessment Violations 
Individual Personal Assessments (IPAs)
 

Power Point Presentation
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INTERVIEWS

Confidential Informant Transcripts

CI 1 CI 3 CI 4 (interview 2) CI 6 CI 8
CI 2 CI 4 (interview1) CI 5 CI 7  

 

WVMHST and MSHA Jointly Agreed to the Release of the following Transcripts on 2/23/2012

Albert Clark       05/11/2010

Clyde Gray            05/11/2010

Robert Hardman3  06/06/2010 Joseph Mackowiak1  05/17/2010 Link Selfe                 05/18/2010
Reba Crawford  05/10/2010 Robert Hardman1  05/27/2010 Richard Kline         05/19/2010 Joseph Mackowiak2  05/18/2010 Keith Sigmon            05/11/2010
Reba Crawford Errata Sheet Robert Hardman2  06/04/2010 Kevin Lyall            05/12/2010
Kevin Lyall Errata Sheet
Joseph Mackowiak3  06/07/2010 Jerome Keith Stone  05/14/2010

 

NAME

DATE

NAME DATE NAME DATE
Blake Acord 06/02/2010 Steve Gration1 07/23/2010 Bobbie Pauley1 05/28/2010
Danny Acord 09/09/2010 Steve Gration2 02/24/2011 Bobbie Pauley2 07/01/2010
Jerry Adame 06/03/2010 Charles Gray 06/29/2010 Gerald Pauley 05/12/2010
Larry Adams 06/30/2010 Richard Gray 08/27/2010 Joseph Pavolich 10/18/2011
Terrance Adkins1 08/05/2010 Jason Griffith 06/18/2010 Marvin Perdue 05/25/2010
Terrance Adkins2 02/10/2011 James Griffith 08/27/2010 Brent Racer 07/13/2010
Christopher Allen 08/14/2010 Jim Gump 12/07/2010 Jeffery Richards 07/12/2010
Albert Anderson 08/18/2010 Russell Gunnoe 05/25/2010 Michael Richards1 06/29/2010
Ray Ara 08/18/2010 Randy Gwinn1 08/27/2010 Michael Richards2 03/09/2011
Richard Ashby 08/14/2010 Randy Gwinn2 02/09/2011 Dustin Richardson 07/01/2010
Charles Athey 08/14/2010 Robert Hale1 07/19/2010 Larry Richmond 05/20/2010
Jim Aurednik 12/01/2010 Robert Hale2 02/24/2011 Jeremy Rife 08/10/2010
Delbert Bailey1 07/29/2010 Scott Halstead 08/26/2010 Jason Rose 10/27/2010
Delbert Bailey2 03/02/2011 John Henline 08/04/2010 Dustin Ross 06/14/2010
James Bailey 06/28/2010 Mike Hicks 06/08/2010 Gary Sargent 09/27/2010
Michael Bailey 08/19/2010 Patrick Hilbert 07/10/2010 Roger Scarbro1 05/22/2010
Bobby Baker 08/23/2010 Patrick Hilbert Errata Sheet Roger Scarbro2 02/09/2011
Scott Barnett 06/10/2010 Joshua Hodge 08/12/2010 John Scott 06/14/2010
Kermit Bennett 08/19/2010 Rick Hodge1 01/06/2011 Charles Semenske1 06/23/2010
John Bickford 08/23/2010 Rick Hodge2 07/20/2011 Charles Semenske2 10/26/2010
Timothy Blake 09/30/2010   Travis Holdren 06/08/2010   David Shears1 05/26/2010
Mark Bolen 01/06/2011 George Holtzapfel 09/02/2010 David Shears2 02/23/2011
Jonah Bowles 10/20/2010 Wesley Honaker 10/06/2011 Thomas Sheets 07/27/2010
Brandon Bowling 08/24/2010 Matthew Howerton 07/08/2010 Greg Shrewsberry 07/29/2010
Virgil Bowman 06/10/2010 Ricky Hudson 09/01/2010 Mike Shumate 06/22/2010
Jimmy Bowyer1 07/21/2010 Denny Hughes 06/21/2011 Tim Sigmon 08/19/2010
Jimmy Bowyer2 08/25/2010 Morris Hulgan 08/25/2010 Dennis Sims 08/19/2010
Ray Brainard 10/26/2010 Richard Hutchens  "Smurf" 07/12/2010 John Skaggs1 05/26/2010
Bruce Brackett 07/27/2010 Cody Irvin 08/25/2010 John Skaggs2 03/01/2011
William Bragg 06/04/2010 Jeremy Irvin 08/11/2010 John Skaggs2 03/01/2011
Samuel Brewer 06/16/2010 Eric Jackson 05/28/2010 Tracey Slentz 08/18/2010
Kevin Brown1 05/22/2010 Adam Jenkins 06/12/2010 James A. Smith 06/24/2010
Kevin Brown2 02/09/2011 Nathaniel Jeter 07/14/2010 Michael Smith 06/21/2010
Larry Brown1 08/05/2010 Gina Jones 05/17/2010 Randy Smith 05/19/2010
Larry Brown2 02/11/2011 Charlie Justice 06/23/2010 Daniel Snodgrass 10/28/2010
Perry Brown 05/14/2010 Derrick Kiblinger 06/9/2010 Keith Snow 09/09/2010
Virgil Brown 05/24/2010 John Kinder 05/20/2010 Steve Snyder 07/23/2010
Jeremy Burghduff1 09/02/2010 Scott Kinder 03/09/2011 Eddie Sparks 06/08/2010
Jeremy Burghduff2 04/01/2011 Scott Kingery 01/05/2011 Jeff Spratt 05/13/2010
Brian Buzzard 05/17/2011 Jeffery Kravitz 09/20/2010 Darrell Stanley 08/18/2010
Steve Campbell 07/07/2010   Randall Lafferty 05/20/2010   Jason Stanley 06/05/2010
William B. Campbell1 06/01/2010 Denver Lambert 07/14/2010 Jeffrey Stanley 08/18/2010
William Campbell2 08/25/2011   Tracey Lambert 08/24/2010   Stanley Stewart1 06/05/2010
Dave Childress  09/27/2010 Danny Laverty1 07/28/2010 Stanley Stewart2 01/05/2011
Terry Claypool 05/21/2010 Danny Laverty2 02/24/2011 Clifton Stover  04/27/2011
Gregory Clay 06/23/2010 David Leverknight 06/03/2010 Elbert Stover 11/30/2010
Andy Coalson 08/06/2010 Charles Lilly 08/24/2010 Jackie Stover 10/28/2010
Matilda Collins 05/13/2010 Harold Lilly1 08/24/2010 Kevin Stricklin 10/20/2010
Brian Collins 06/26/2010 Harold Lilly2 06/21/2011 Gordon Sweeney 06/22/2010
Jerry Cook 05/26/2010 Heath Lilly 09/15/2010 Johnny Syner 05/14/2010
Harold Cooper 06/16/2010 Heath Lilly Errata Sheet Johnny Syner Errata Sheet
Berman Cornett 08/26/2010 Patrick Lomas 07/15/2010 Ralph Tanner 05/25/2010
Dave Covey 06/02/2010 Andrew Lucas 05/26/2010 David Taraczkozy 07/20/2010
John Cox 05/24/2010 James Lucas 07/12/2010 Harley Taylor 08/24/2010
Lacy Cox  07/07/2010 Eric Martin 08/23/2010 Reddy Thadisina 11/01/2010
Kelton Cozart 08/09/2010   Fred Martin 05/27/2010   Kenneth Thompson 07/27/2010
William Craddock 06/10/2010 Gene Martin 06/17/2010 Paul Thompson1 08/06/2010
Gregory Crouse 06/01/2010 Jack Martin 07/20/2010 Paul Thompson2 10/29/2010
Wesley Curry 06/03/2010 Jerry Martin 06/25/2010 Joseph Tilley 06/12/2010
George Curry 07/21/2010 Billy Massey 06/18/2010 Scott Tilley 09/10/2010
Jason Dancy 09/02/2010 Joshua Massey 08/21/2010 Scott Tilley Errata Sheets
Steven Daniel 07/17/2010 Edward Matthews 05/17/2010 Roger Toney 06/07/2010
Timothy Daniel 07/15/2010 Buddy Maynor 08/21/2010 Keith Trent 10/28/2010
Brandon Davis 09/01/2010 Kevin McAlpine 07/06/2010 Bill Tucker 05/12/2010
Dakota Davis 08/07/2010   Daniel McCallister 05/24/2010   Glen Ullman1 08/17/2010
Dakota Davis 02/25/2011   Dwight McClure 05/24/2010   Glen Ullman2 09/20/2011
Owen Davis 09/01/2010 David McFalls 06/11/2010 John Urosek 09/20/2010
Michael Dickens 06/24/2010 Shane McPherson 03/09/2011 Bruce Vickers 07/16/2010
Shannon Dickens1 08/11/2010 Shane McPherson Errata Sheet Brandon Waddell 05/22/2010
Shannon Dickens2 02/11/2011 Greg Meadows1 08/21/2010 James Walker 08/17/2010
Jacob Doss 08/31/2010 Greg Meadows2 02/23/2011 Matthew Walker 09/09/2010
Benjamin Dulin 06/09/2010 Kevin Medley1 09/08/2010 Homer Wallace 10/29/2010
Clifton Earls 08/12/2010 Kevin Medley2 03/29/2011 Charles Ward 05/10/2010
Mark Edwards 06/21/2010 Kevin Medley Errata Sheet Michael Webb1 08/04/2010
Larry Hedrick 05/13/2010 Michael Medley1 07/01/2010 Michael Webb2 02/11/2011
Michael Ellison 08/20/2010   Michael Medley2 03/29/2011   Mike Webb 08/25/2011
Tommy Estep1 08/31/2010 Wayne Miller 05/13/2010 Jerry Weeks 06/09/2010
Tommy Estep2 03/1/2011 Nathan Mills 06/18/2010 Eugene White 5/20/2010
Brian Farley 06/16/2010 Thomas Moore 05/17/2010 Derek Williams 08/17/2010
Glen Farley 07/16/2010 Justin Mourad 06/15/2010 Joshua Williams 06/11/2010
Adam Farley 08/02/2010 Clay Mullins 08/09/2010 Lisa Williams 09/20/2011
Adam Farthing 08/30/2010   Charles Musick 08/20/2010   Mitchell Williams 08/12/2010
Kenneth Farmer 08/30/2010 Johnny Neely 07/19/2010 Michael Williams 08/30/2010
David Farley 08/30/2010 Gary Chad Neil 07/23/2010 Ronald Williams 08/16/2010
Mike Ferrell 10/20/2010 George Nelson 06/02/2010 Tim Williams 07/17/2010
James Fleming 07/13/2010 Travis Nelson1 08/20/2010 Fred Wills 06/08/2010
Barry Fletcher1 05/17/2010   Travis Nelson2 02/10/2011   Wendell Wills 06/25/2010
Barry Fletcher2 05/18/2010 Rick Nicolau 05/19/2011 Wayne Wingrove 05/10/2010
Luke Ford1 08/28/2010 Kevin Nutter 07/10/2010 Donald Winston 05/21/2010
Luke Ford2 02/11/2011 Terry Peterson 07/22/2010 Kenny Woodrum1 05/19/2010
Edward Foster 06/29/2010 Pacer Pettry1 08/20/2010 Kenny Woodrum2 02/10/2011
Adam Fraley 06/17/2010 Pacer Pettry2 02/10/2011 Ronald Wooten 02/01/2011
Jason Gautier 11/01/2010 Mike Plumley 05/18/2010 Gary Young 04/27/2011
Jason Gautier Errata Sheet Ralph Plumley 05/27/2010    
Steve Gigliotti 06/22/2010 Glen Poe 10/04/2010    
Mark Gilbert 06/26/2010 David Pompie 08/13/2010    
John Gillenwater 08/10/2010 Ryan Powers 07/06/2010    
Andrew Gillispie 08/28/2010 Jody Price 07/24/2010    
Adam Godsey 10/14/2010 John Pyles 08/03/2010    
Bobby Goss 08/04/2010 Gary Quarles, Sr.1 08/10/2010    
William Graham 08/28/2010 Gary Quarles Sr.2 08/26/2011    

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