Coal Miner Safety

Tour guide at the Beckley, West Virginia Exhibition Coal Mine - Flickr user ehoyer

Tour guide at the Beckley, West Virginia Exhibition Coal Mine

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Coal Miner Safety

The worst U.S. coal mine accident in 25 years raises questions about the effectiveness of state and federal safety regulations. The explosion killed at least 25 people at a West Virginia mine owned by a company with a checkered safety...

The worst U.S. coal mine accident in 25 years raises questions about the effectiveness of state and federal safety regulations. The explosion killed at least 25 people at a West Virginia mine owned by a company with a checkered safety record.

Guests

Gardiner Harris

science reporter for "The New York Times" and author of the mystery novel 'Hazard.'

Ellen Smith

owner and managing editor of Mine Safety and Health News.

Bruce Watzman

V.P. Health and Human Resources, National Mining Association

Dennis O'Dell

administrator of occupational safety and health, United Mine Workers of America.

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