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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-03-10 01:08 PM
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16. Thecy can sell some stock
instead of doing those jobs.

It was thanks in no small part to the mining industry's contribution to the fatalities racked up by US corporations that, first the Bureau of Mines, and later, the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Acts, and OSHA, were established.

Number of Documented Mine Disasters
(5 or more deaths) Historic Period Coal Mines Metal and Nonmetal Mines Total
Through 1875 19 4 23
1876-1900 101 17 118
1901-1925 305 51 356
1926-1950 147 23 170
1951-1975 35 9 44
1976-present 18 1 18

Does anyone want to go back to the good old days before federal safety regulation? Rand Paul might, but I'm not sure the folks who work in the mines in Kentucky do.

OK, the Monongah disaster was in West Virgina, but the coffins tell the story plainly enough.
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  -Rand Paul "No one will apply for dangerous jobs" Joanne98  Aug-02-10 09:56 PM   #0 
  - What a dumb ass.  Webster Green   Aug-02-10 10:17 PM   #1 
  - I think they make at least $30 an hour plus benefits  doc03   Aug-02-10 10:24 PM   #2 
  - All depends on where you work  Mopar151   Aug-02-10 10:32 PM   #3 
     - Many Non-Union mines pay more in wages than the Union  doc03   Aug-02-10 10:55 PM   #5 
  - But every so often he says something worthwhile ...  66 dmhlt   Aug-03-10 08:42 AM   #10 
  - A giant spinning vortex of arrogant stupidity. nt  rrneck   Aug-02-10 10:34 PM   #4 
  - Oh, sure no one will apply for those jobs....  roxiejules   Aug-02-10 11:22 PM   #6 
  - There are never any other jobs and all the wealth stolen  era veteran   Aug-02-10 11:54 PM   #7 
     - Does Kentucky get any money for the minerals....  roxiejules   Aug-03-10 12:23 AM   #8 
     - Yes, there was a coal severance tax started in 1972  era veteran   Aug-03-10 01:40 AM   #9 
        - Tax breaks for coal companies that take more than they give  roxiejules   Aug-03-10 09:42 AM   #11 
           - This is a visual piss off point driving in KY  era veteran   Aug-03-10 10:00 AM   #12 
              - Thought you might like this link...  roxiejules   Aug-03-10 03:03 PM   #17 
                 - No I had not, good info, thanks  era veteran   Aug-04-10 09:58 AM   #20 
     - Well, shucks if those mountains are the oldest in the world,  Jackpine Radical   Aug-03-10 04:58 PM   #18 
        - Like me, old and in the way  era veteran   Aug-04-10 01:44 AM   #19 
  - Felony Stupid  Turbineguy   Aug-03-10 10:08 AM   #13 
  - "dont give me the power in Washington"  bergie321   Aug-03-10 11:49 AM   #14 
  - Not stupidty, CRUELTY  Hawkowl   Aug-03-10 12:48 PM   #15 
  - Thecy can sell some stock  Alcibiades   Aug-03-10 01:08 PM   #16 

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