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Don’t Let Them Tell You Strip-mining is Safer for the Workers

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , , on July 28, 2009 by ezlnwv

Today, another strip-miner died when the excavator he was operating rolled into a pond.   Doubtless Patriot Coal is more concerned about losing the excavator.

This marks the 9th surface mine fatality of 2009 in the United States. There have been two deep mine deaths this year.

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Massey Scabs Try to Shake Protesters From Dragline

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , , , , on June 18, 2009 by ezlnwv

Fourteen MORE activists were arrested today in an act of civil disobedience to stop mountaintop removal “mining” in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia.

Four of the protesters attempted to scale a 20 story dragline and unfurl a banner. While high in the air, Massey Scabs (non-unionized mtr workers employed by Massey Energy) and Boone County Sheriff deputies attempted to rattle the tower. A fall from such heights would mean serious injury or death.

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