I’m continuing to collect news and internet coverage of the mining tragedy at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal West Virginia. Due to time constraints I’m playing catch up on some of these posts and they rightfully belong in yesterday’s post. I’ll try to distinguish these in my links.
A background story about mine safety regulation and Massey Energy Co. Ceo Don Blankenship.
Some posts from the blog Daily Kos about mining and Blankenship:
On safety violations at Massey Energy Co. mines.
About air circulation and construction in mines and the damning nature of memos from Blankenship.
Some statistics about mine safety and unions.
CNN reports on improving air quality in the mine and the likelihood of rescue operations recommencing.