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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:08 PM
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Explosion at Pa. Coal Mine Kills 1
The Associated Press
Monday, October 23, 2006; 2:34 PM


TREMONT, Pa. -- A coal mine explosion killed a Pennsylvania miner Monday, but four others were able to escape, authorities said.

The blast happened at the R&D Coal Co. anthracite mine in Schuylkill County, about 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

"We have one confirmed fatality," said Kurt Knaus, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection. "I believe it is a recovery and not a rescue operation."

State and federal investigators were attempting to determine the cause, he said.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:15 PM
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1. But....but.....but....it's COAL...safe and clean!!! Some little fuckwit kid on mah TV
TOLD me so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Fierce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:16 PM
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2. RIP, miner.
They had a DEP investigation in 2004 for a blast that injured 4. I don't know if they ever found out what caused that one.

$100 says it's nonunion.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:20 PM
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3. It totally sucks. But odds are good we will see MORE of this, not less.
Because COAL is so WONDERFUL....and we've got enough to last two HUNDRED and FIFTY years...whooopeee!!!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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spag68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:23 PM
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4. Not to worry
bush has appointed coal company owner to oversee coal mines.
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:51 PM
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5. Pennsylvania Explosion Kills Coal Miner in Deadliest Year Since 2001

http://blog.aflcio.org/2006/10/23/pennsylvania-explosio... /

Pennsylvania Explosion Kills Coal Miner in Deadliest Year Since 2001

by James Parks, Oct 23, 2006

One of the deadliest years on record in the nations coal mines just gets worse. Today, a coal mine explosion killed a Pennsylvania miner. Four others were able to escape.

State and federal investigators were attempting to determine the cause of the blast at the R&D Coal Co. anthracite mine in Schuylkill County, about 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Another coal miner was killed Friday in the collapse of a wall at the Whitetail Kittanning Mine in West Virginia.

That brings this number of coal miner deaths to 42 this year, equaling the total in all of 2001. Every year since then the total has been fewer than 30. At this time last year, 16 miners had died in accidents. The total for all of last year was 22. This years deadliest accident killed 12 men at the Sago Mine in northern West Virginia in January.

The two latest deaths come just days after President Bush made a recess appointment of coal executive Richard Stickler to head the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Bush had been unable to get Sticklers nomination approved by the Senate, which had sent it back to the White House twice because of Sticklers troubling mine safety recordthe mines he managed from 1989 to 1996 incurred injury rates double the national average.

Mine Workers (UMWA) President Cecil Roberts said today the recess appointment has demonstrated that the pleas of coal miners throughout the land for him to appoint a strong advocate for their safety to that position have fallen on deaf ears.




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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:51 PM
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6. Luckily bushie just appointed a new mine safety
lackey
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