Dead West Virginian miners remembered


This video from the USA says about itself:

Massey Energy Denies Time Off For Funerals [of miners who died in the West Virginia disaster].

President Obama delivered a eulogy on Sunday for the 29 coal miners killed in the April 5 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia. The remarks, filled with religious and patriotic rhetoric, were aimed at concealing the criminal responsibility of the mine owners and the complicity of federal and state agencies that allowed miners to work in a deathtrap: here. See also here.

Attendees at the memorial Sunday expressed their sorrow, their support for the families and friends of those who were killed, and anger at Massey Energy and federal and state regulators: here.

On May 2, 1910 the US Senate voted to create the US Bureau of Mines within the Department of the Interior in response to a series of deadly coal mining accidents that had claimed the lives of hundreds of miners in recent months: here.

WEST VIRGINIA MINING CEO SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR IN PRISON “[Rex Mullins] noted that 365 days in prison amounted to about 12-and-a-half days for each dead miner. ‘This man made millions of dollars at the expense of our loved ones,’ he said. ‘Rex Mullins’ family wants their 12-and-a-half days paid in full.’” [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

IMAGINE THIS MAN’S MINE KILLED YOUR SON, BROTHER AND NEPHEW And now he wants your vote. Welcome to West Virginia. [HuffPost]

Britain: The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed it is investigating a fatal incident which killed a worker at the Corus steelworks in Scunthorpe: here.

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