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Published: Monday, Aug. 26 2013 2:06 p.m. MDT

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Capsaicin
Salt Lake City, UT

How bout getting an education so y'all dont have to worry about mine safety protocols.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Everyone knows the mine owners would never, ever put the workers in jeopardy.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

How about defunding some social programs and put the money into mine safety?

Red
Salt Lake City, UT

I care.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

Capsaicin

Obviously somebody has to do the job of mining. Mining is a big part of the Utah economy. Didn't your education teach you that? Pretty basic.

Shimlau
SAINT GEORGE, UT

Capsaicin; think of all the benefits derived not only from the process of mining but the product that is mined. It is a dangerous job, and somebody has to do it. those that choose to are not nessecarily stupid. and like red says, I care.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Workers in all industries should have total confidence that the company that they work for puts safety above profits. I once worked as a pressman for a printing company. ALL safety rules were enforced. If a safety device on a press stopped working, that press was left idle until the safety device was repaired. Even with strong safety rules, two pressmen still had accidents. One had his hand smashed with bones broken. Another literally had the flesh stripped from several fingers. Both pressmen fully recovered. Those accidents were fully investigated. Both times those pressmen had "defeated" a safety switch.

Mining is much more dangerous. Lives can be lost. If the accident that cost a life is the fault of "methods", then those "methods" must be changed. Mine owners and those who set the "safety rules" should spend significant time working in a mine so that they fully understand why safety measures are needed. If their lives were on the line, all "methods" would ensure safety.

joseywales
Park City, UT

capsaicin- How about getting an education, so you don't use teenage slang like "bout" and "y'all"? Wait, I'll bet you're a prolific texter/tweeter aren't you?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

@Capsaicin
Salt Lake City, UT

How bout getting an education so y'all dont have to worry about mine safety protocols.
6:27 p.m. Aug. 24, 2013

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Talk about heartless!
I guess we can mark you down as "I don't care 'When a miner dies.'"

As for "education";

"bout",
"y'all",
"dont"

Based on your fine example of sub-par 3rd grade writing skills, I'd say $7.25 minimum wage is over paid.

DVD
Taylorsville, 00

@Mike Richards: "Mining is much more dangerous. Lives can be lost. If the accident that cost a life is the fault of "methods", then those "methods" must be changed. Mine owners and those who set the "safety rules" should spend significant time working in a mine so that they fully understand why safety measures are needed. If their lives were on the line, all "methods" would ensure safety."

You've laid this one out well! It may take public funds, but the death of people doing a dangerous job that benefits the country should not be addressed with an 'I don't care, it's a poor person' reaction as we've seen earlier in the thread. I'd like to see the days of 'seeing suffering humans as entirely expendable' pass by.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Unions go on strike until the mines are made safe.

"We're not going in there, until you fix that!"

Without Unions,
it's corporate profits 1st,
Fines are figured into profits,
and doing anything and everything they don't get caught by the Government.

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