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Blog Author Steve Hudgik
Monday, December 12, 2011
Mine Safety Director's Firing Called Unfair
This report comes from the Kentucky State news web site
. The news story states:
"A safety director at a Leslie County strip mine [T&T Energy LLC] was fired because he tried to correct potentially dangerous defects in equipment and pointed out other problems, a federal investigator concluded. The U.S. Department of Labor wants the miner, Jonathan Gregory, reinstated while he pursues a claim that he was improperly fired. Coal companies can reinstate a miner economically instead of physically, meaning it could pay a miner who would not come to work."
The news story
provides information from the safety director giving some of the details of what happened, why the safety director felt part of the mine was unsafe, and how company managers responded.
Labels: MHSA, Mining Safety
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