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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.

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Anonymous Mike Bugle said...

Wow, this a pretty ridiculous. I bet if there was some sort of problem and somebody was hurt, they would be the first to point the finger at this guy. Very strange.

- Michael

Health and Safety Consultants Manchester

2:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something seems to be wrong here. This guy is getting fired for doing his job. He should be getting a bonus.

7:34 AM  
Anonymous Munro's Safety Apparel said...

The safety director got fired for calling to attention unsafe equipment? Somebody got that one backwards. Why would anyone want to report hazardous situations now if they think they might be fired because of it?

9:08 AM  

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