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Massey Mine Disaster - What Needs to be Done - 27:53  

Massey Energy Company Flaunts Power, Evades Regulation and Miners Die
with
. Tony Oppegard, Former General Counsel, Kentucky Dept. of Mine Safety
. Wes Addington, Mine Safety Project, Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center

PLUS
Mine Workers Pres. Roberts:
Massey’s Blankenship Should Be Jailed


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Massey Energy Company Flaunts Power, Evades Regulation and Miners Die
with
. Tony Oppegard, Former General Counsel, Kentucky Dept. of Mine Safety
. Wes Addington, Mine Safety Project, Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center

Owners of the Upper Branch Mine were warned over two years ago about a pattern of violations, which would have allowed far stricter federal oversight of the mine. But, while it continued to amass violations, the Mine Safety & Health Administration allowed Massey Energy Co.to avoid meaningful discipline, and the question as 29 miners die is what must be done to beef up mine-safety enforcement?

PLUS
Mine Workers Pres. Roberts:
Massey’s Blankenship Should Be Jailed

In a speech at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention, Mine Workers
(UMWA) President Cecil Roberts says that Massey Energy Co.’s
continued inaction on safety violations at its Upper Big Branch Mine,
should send Massey CEO Donald Blankenship to jail.

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