Monday, January 30, 2006

If This Had Happened in US - Would They Have Lived?

72 miners were trapped in their mine underground by fire. All but have have been rescued as of now, and those other five are on their way up. 72!

According to a CNN report, "Mine officials initially said they had lost radio contact with 30 of the miners, who were working about half a mile beneath the surface. But they later found them safe in a refuge room, which is specially built for emergencies. 'In those refuge stations, the workers can seal themselves in and be safe with enough oxygen, food and water to be comfortable for 36 hours at the least,' Hamilton said."

I just can't help thinking that if the US mines were as prepared as this one was, would those deaths from the past weeks in West Virginia still have happened? Mine safety, Bush administration, Mine safety!


Blogger Carol Gee said...

The contrast is, indeed stark. De-regulation under Republican administrations has been at a very high price.

3:46 PM  
Blogger AKH said...

Funny how that didn't make tonight's State of the Union address?

11:15 PM  

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