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Archive for April, 2010

What Has Been Learned Since ‘Never Again?’

Posted by Ellen Smith on April 30, 2010

“Learning is the lifelong process of transforming information and experience into knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes.”

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FBI Probing Fed Officials And Massey, Owner Of W. Va. Mine Where 29 Died

Posted by Ellen Smith on April 30, 2010

By Howard Berkes and Dina Temple-Raston | NPR News

NPR News has learned that the Mine Safety and Health Administration is the target of a federal criminal investigation surrounding the explosion of the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia three weeks ago

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How Do We Hold A Corporation Responsible?

Posted by Ellen Smith on April 10, 2010

Just 14 days ago over 300 people gathered at the U.S. Dept. of Labor in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Coal Mine Safety and Health Act, and a record low number of fatalities in the U.S. mining industry.

Among the celebrants were Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Assistant Secretary of the Mine Safety and Health Administration Joe Main, members of congress, industry, union members, families who had lost loved ones in previous mine disasters. It was a

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