Sunday, May 21, 2006

5 Killed in Harlan Mine Explosion. Joe Hill Watch. No. 4.

5 Killed in Harlan Mine Explosion HOLMES MILL - Five coal miners died and a sixth crawled to safety early May 20, 2006 after an underground explosion ripped through a Harlan County coal mine in Kentucky's worst mining disaster in 17 years...United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts urged state and federal mine officials to "redouble their inspection and enforcement activities, starting now.""This tragedy only compounds what has already been a horrific year in America's coal mines," Roberts said in a statement.
Yesterday's deaths doubled the number of Kentucky coal mine fatalities for 2006, bringing the toll to 10.

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