Massey Energy Statement on Reentry into Upper Big Branch #4:

June 8, 2010 - 9:30am

Jun 08, 2010, 10:12 ET from Massey Energy Company

JULIAN, W.Va., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement as inspection teams from Massey Energy, Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) and West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training reentered the Upper Big Branch (UBB) Mine:

(Logo: ) "At approximately 7:45 a.m. ET on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, the inspection teams reentered the Upper Big Branch Mine and they will continue to explore the initial entry areas of the mine. Air sample readings continue to indicate that conditions in the mine are stable.   Massey Energy will continue to provide updates on the Massey Energy UBB website ( as information becomes available."   Massey Energy Company, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, with operations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia, is the largest coal producer in Central Appalachia and is included in the S&P 500 Index.  

SOURCE Massey Energy Company