Beyond Sago: Coal Mine Safety in America

Number 22770
Subject Mining
Source Gazette (Charleston, W.Va.)
State WV
Year 2006
Publication Date 2006
Summary "Nearly 40 years after passage of the federal coal mine safety law, U.S. coal miners continue to die on the job because of widespread violations by coal companies and lax regulation by the government. And, while explosions and mine fires draw media and political attention, most coal miners die alone, one by one in roof falls and machinery accidents that could have been avoided if the operators they worked for complied with existing laws."
Category Contest Medalist
Pages 75
Keywords Coal mining; mining; accident; equipment;
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