The recent "accident" in the West Virginia mine was no accident. As usual, it was the direct result of owner neglect, which caused massive safety violations and unsafe working conditions.

Given the owner's horrendous track record, and a US government that doesn't give a shit about working people, these deaths were only a matter of time. If nothing changes, more fatal accidents lie ahead.

For more information, read the comments in yesterday's post and follow the links.


Kyahgirl said...

You're right. Wanton disgregard for life. What an ugly industry.

Andrea said...

This guy just did a VERY interesting post on statistics and coal death. He is a geologist. You might be interested.


laura k said...

Thanks Andrea, I'll take a look right now.

laura k said...

To "JLT" or "JR" whose comments have been deleted:

Elsewhere on this blog, you have said you hate me and have no respect for me. That's your right - but this is my personal blog. Why on earth should I give space to someone who is insulting me?

It's a big internet. Go spew elsewhere. Your comments will always be deleted.