Blankenship Jury Still Deadlocked in Mine Blast Safety Case

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  • West Virginia jurors end eighth day of deliberations
  • Blankenship accused of ignoring safety at site of 2010 blast

Donald Blankenship, center, makes his way to the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse on Dec. 1.

Photographer: Emily Harger/Bloomberg

Jurors at former Massey Energy Co. Chief Donald Blankenship’s criminal trial ended their eighth day of deliberations after telling the judge they remain deadlocked on charges the coal executive plotted to ignore safety rules before a 2010 mine explosion that killed 29.

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