The devastating explosion in the Upper Big Branch coal mine killed 29 men in 2010 and scarred West Virginia like few events in modern memory. Don Blankenship, the head of the mining company, went to prison over it.
"Mine Blast Sent Him to Prison. Miners May Send Him to Senate." is from the February 25, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Trip Gabriel and narrated by Kristi Burns.