Settlement: 9 men died needlessly at Crandall Canyon coal mine

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  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 28, 2012 9:48 a.m.

    I'm glad this was the verdict in this horrible tragedy.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Sept. 28, 2012 8:22 a.m.

    I'm reading a very good book right now. Thunder On The Mountain is the story of the accident (if you can call it an accident) at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia that killed 29 miners a few years ago.

    It chronicles not only that incident, but also the story of how the mining lobby has kept Congress from adequately regulating mining of all kinds.

    It should be a must-read for any American who cares.

    The author is Peter A. Galuszka. I found it in the Weber County Library.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Sept. 27, 2012 9:30 p.m.

    You need to force the CEO to be in the mine as a safety officer. I think we'd see some different prioritization.

    It all went downhill when men started getting others desparate enough to do all the work for them. Taking no risk to life and limb they claim the biggest share.

    Old news buddy," the first shall be last."

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    Sept. 27, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    Why aren't there criminal charges here. Nine people were, in fact, murdered.

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Sept. 27, 2012 7:21 p.m.

    It's not going to be helpful to scream about the 1% and robber barons, with replies about 'libs' and 'government intrusion' but it will be helpful to ask what is being done to increase safety in occupations like these (I'm thinking of the Massey coal mine as well) and deal with the questions of 3rd party oversight in the workplace so that people are not losing their lives (quickly in accidents or slowly in other hostile conditions) in an attempt to provide a living for their familes. The '3rd party' would need to be answerable to the people, so typically it would need to be a government function.