Hearing on Crandall Canyon – What Went Wrong & How to do Better?

Found this over at Matawan Journals while mine_rescue1.jpgrummaging around the internets. It seemed quite fitting for the hearing that will take place later this morning under the helm of The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies.

In the event someone is in D.C., and actually reads this, go to Room *SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building; the committee will meet in open session at 10:30 a.m.

The Witnesses:

  • Mr. Richard E. Stickler, Assistant Secretary of Labor (MSHA, DOL)
  • Cecil Roberts, International President (UMWA)
  • J. Davitt McAteer, Esq., (Wheeling Jesuit University) – also head of MSHA during Clinton’s presidency
  • Mr. Bruce Watzman (VP, Safety and Health -National Mining Association)

Ole’ Miner Bob was invited; he declined.

Ran across this last week and forgot about it.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., now the chairwoman of the Senate subcommittee on workplace safety, called Richard Stickler’s ascension last year to lead the federal agency overseeing mine safety a “cruel slap in the face” to miners and their families.

The Huffington Post has a new awards department…..’You Don’t Have to be a Miner to be Mine Hero.’

Here’s an article from The Charleston Gazette regarding Mr. Stickler and his first hearing today. As they say, “…. answering questions about Crandall Canyon is hardly the only major issue on the agenda for Stickler and MSHA.


2 Responses

  1. hey LM — HUZZZAH!

    there WILL be a realvideo feed
    from the senate:


    you’ll need to have the free realmedia
    player installed. go to realplayer.com;
    it is free, and easy.

    p e a c e

  2. if the above won’t work for you,
    it is either before the 10:30 a.m.
    eastern start time, or. . . i goofed
    up the link — it should end in .ram,
    or .rm — so try this, as well — go
    to the below link, and click on the third
    meddage in the far right column, called
    “watch hearing live”:


    p e a c e

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