Coal Tattoo

We’ve just posted a new story on the Gazette’s website, revealing secret efforts by a U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration official to convince Massey vice president Chris Adkins (above) to send in a ventilation expert to fix persistent airflow problems prior to the Upper Big Branch explosion.

The story is online here, and below I’ve posted the email messages it is based on (click on the arrows in the lower left corner to view the document in a full screen):