Crandall Mine: More on How the Owner Screwed the Workers  

I wandered over to Unbossed again and found something interesting, a listing of their previous reports on the Mine disaster and a bunch of linky goodness to a number of other resources as well.

More on the Crandall Canyon Mine Disaster
unbossed has had many reports on the August 6, 2007 Crandall Canyon Mine disaster. The latest news is Rep. George Miller's call for indictments.

Here are prior stories related to the Crandall Canyon Mine disaster. Feel free to skip them to get to the story here.

February 02, 2008 Mine Safety - The Report of the Crandall Canyon Mine Commission

February 25, 2008 Unsafe at Any Mine

November 23, 2007 A Stickler - But Not a Stickler for Mine Safety II

March 09, 2008 Crandall Canyon Mine: "Murray Energy, disregarded dangerous conditions at the mine"

Of the events and the committee's investigation, Rep. George Miller states:

On August 6, 2007, a section of the Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah became the site of the worst coal mining tragedy of 2007. Pillars of coal supporting a roof burst, sending coal flying and creating enough force to register a 3.9 on the Richter scale. Rubble blocked every exit, entombing six miners somewhere between 1,000 and 2,000 feet underground. Three courageous rescuers who attempted to reach them also died in the rescue effort.

The Committee launched an investigation immediately after the disaster, finding it likely that the tragedy was the result of a flawed plan for conducting retreat mining in the area of the mine where the deaths occurred.

In this letter, Rep. George Miller asks Attorney General Mukasey to investigate a cover of conditions up by Laine Adair. The letter recounts events and the reasons for the referral. It also includes references to support each claim.

You can find an overview of events in a memorandum from Miller here.

All of these documents are available from links at this website.

And more Linky goodness from Unbossed

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