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All Coal Mines in West Virginia Shut Down


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Aug 27, 2005
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Houston, TX
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2 more miners died today in the third accident in a month, prompting the Governor of West Virginia to order all coal mines in the state to be shut down. Are all the recent accidents a coincidence, or could the reason be the gutting of laws regulating the safety of coal mines? I honestly dont know, so this would be a good discussion to have.

Article is here.
Yeah, I don't profess to know what is happening either, I know that sometimes you can over-regulate things. With that said, I do know that cutting corners on safety just to save a little time and effort will come back to bite you in the ass. You can bypass a safety procedure and 999 out of 1,000 times you'll get away with it and nothing happens, but that one time can be deadly.

Perhaps by backing away and taking a fresh view of the situation may result in revealing a situation that has been taken for granted or overlooked. Maybe there is no connection to each other at all. I don't think it would hurt to take a few days to possibly save lives.
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