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Originally posted by ChrisF231
I read in the paper (and heard on several news channels) that the mine has been cited for safety violations something like 300 times since 2004 and that they also use a dangerous practice of mining where they basically collapse the mine. I also have a feeling he was using some illegal immigrant labor.
Mine boss: We're back at square one
Efforts to reach six men trapped in a collapsed coal mine in Utah all but ground to a halt Tuesday by what the mine operator's CEO called continuing "seismic and tectonic activity." It will now be a week before rescuers can reach where the men are believed to be, but it is hoped contact will be made with them in the next two or three days. developing story
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
Maybe you are reading too much into things. The mine owner is in a really stressful situation and all sorts of things could be going through his mind.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mar. 31, 2006 - Plans for a Pentagon-led experiment that involves detonating 700 tons of explosives in the desert drew criticism from state leaders and a disarmament activist.
The explosion scheduled for June 2 at the Nevada Test Site is part of an effort to design a weapon that can penetrate solid rock formations in which a country might store nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction.
"I am concerned that tests of this magnitude have been planned without providing Nevadans with any information about the possible impact on their health or safety," said Demcratic Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid in a statement Thursday.
Nevada Test Site spokesman Darwin Morgan said the test will be conducted about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, near the center of the former nuclear testing site.
The test, named "Divine Strake," will involve nearly 40 times the amount of commercial ammonium nitrate and fuel oil explosive set off in the largest open-air, non-nuclear blast at the site to date. In 2002, 18 tons of explosives were set off at the Nevada Test Site.
Source - ABC
Originally posted by forestlady
But the fact still stands that the mine owner is not following safety standards and apparently, doesn't care about his employees.