Update for Crandall Canyon – now 17 days out

This just arrived from the SLC Tribune: Governor rips mine owner

brass-tag.jpgWhen Bob Murray blasted the governor of Utah (Jon Huntsman, Jr.), I wondered if Mr. Murray realized the governor was a Republican. I mean, I know simply because we live next door to Utah. Murray blasted Huntsman and accused him of “playing politics” when the governor called for an ‘independent state investigation’ of the events surrounding the mining tragedy at Crandall Canyon, as well as issuing safety inspection orders of Murray’s other mines wihtin the state of Utah.

Bob Murray’s treatment of the families of miners trapped in the Crandall Canyon mine was “unconscionable,” says Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.
“There ought to be some modicum of respect for their human dignity in those cases and what [victims’ families] are experiencing,” Huntsman says.

Murray has been asked to butt out now in dealing with the families. I’m telling ya, he’s just like a former boss I had, Mr. Frock.

Jackie Taylor, of Castle Dale, said she had a confrontation Monday with Murray, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., after he bluntly told families the miners were likely dead.

Following another confrontation with another family, according to Jackie Taylor,

Mine Safety and Health Administration head Richard Stickler apologized to the families, and that he and Emery County Sheriff Lamar Guymon asked Murray not to participate in any more family briefings.

Oh-oh, that just might earn Stickler some points.

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4 Responses

  1. for what it is worth, the new york
    times has finally run a rather-comprehensive
    article detailing murray’s various problems with
    being truthful
    . . . great stuff, here, LM!

    p e a c e

  2. The NYT also ran a piece on mountain top mining, too. We’re swamped at work! And this stuff is getting more interesting, the more I delve.

  3. the corporate jackals are converging on worker rights… check out this new HUGELY ILLEGAL tactic being used in kentucky..

    [Edited the url into your comment….I think it’s some kind of anal-retentive thing…??]

  4. I’ve never heard of Dana.

    I did find this on the Internet. Is this the same company?

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