Tour guide at the Beckley, West Virginia Exhibition Coal Mine

Tour guide at the Beckley, West Virginia Exhibition Coal Mine

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.

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  • Dennis O'Dell administrator of occupational safety and health, United Mine Workers of America.
  • Bruce Watzman V.P. Health and Human Resources, National Mining Association
  • Ellen Smith owner and managing editor of Mine Safety and Health News.
  • Gardiner Harris science reporter for "The New York Times" and author of the mystery novel 'Hazard.'

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