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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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