Government Regulators Negligent

Bruce Thompson
A new report by an independent panel has found that if government coal mine inspectors had done their jobs inspecting the Upper Big Branch Mine, the massive coal dust explosion, which killed 29, could not have occurred.

"In short, even if there had been a gas explosion, it would have lacked sufficient fuel to trigger a massive dust explosion"

Thomas Lifson adds: Don't hold your breath waiting for firings or prosecution for criminal negligence. These are government employees, not private sector people.

A new report by an independent panel has found that if government coal mine inspectors had done their jobs inspecting the Upper Big Branch Mine, the massive coal dust explosion, which killed 29, could not have occurred.

"In short, even if there had been a gas explosion, it would have lacked sufficient fuel to trigger a massive dust explosion"

Thomas Lifson adds: Don't hold your breath waiting for firings or prosecution for criminal negligence. These are government employees, not private sector people.