USA: West Virginia miners die; again


This video is called Strike84 Images from the 1984 Miners Strike UK.

The next chain in a long line of tragedies, in a society where bosses’ profits often are said to have more value than miners’ lives …

Associated Press reports:

2 Miners Die in Roof Collapse at West Virginia Mine; Bodies Are Being Brought to Surface

CUCUMBER, W.Va. Jan 13, 2007 — A roof collapsed in a mine Saturday morning, killing two miners, authorities said.

The miners apparently were caught when a pillar fell, said Ron Wooten, director of the state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training. Wooten said rescuers were bringing their bodies to the surface.

8 thoughts on “USA: West Virginia miners die; again

  1. Hi Kitty. Thanks for your comments at my site. I think that I’v been able to correct the problem, and I was able to read your comments. If you go to my site, click on the link for Brian Blakeley. Brian is a union officer in Canada, he has posted some historic film footage of miner’s struggles in Kentucky. I was privileged to have been in Harlan County Kentucky for the strike documented in Barbara Kopple’s film, Harlan County, USA. Also, I can’t say enough good things about Jordan Barab’s
    Confined Space. He blogs on workplace health and safety issues and the politics behind them. He’s a wonderful guy.

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  2. Hi Jon, thanks for those comments and links! The graphic is [UPDATE 2008: was] from South Africa, as shown when you move your mouse across pictures on my blog, you see captions; at least in Internet Ecplorer, somehow I don’t see them in Firefox.

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