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  •  What use a safety agency without authority? (6+ / 0-)

    Beyond the disgusting disregard for safety by Massey Energy is the complicity of a dysfunctional Mine Safety and Health Administration that issues safety violation citations without follow up or enforcement.

    Enforcement I'd like to happen -- any mining company would have no more than five working days of a citation to begin mitigation of any safety hazard, no more than thirty days for complete rectification. If incomplete, mining would be shut down on day 31, except all nonmanagment personnel would continue to be paid full wages until the hazard is rectified.

    At this point, the management of both Massey and the Mine Safety and Health Administration should be completely replaced. Immediately.

    Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person. -Jan Edwards

    by SoCalSal on Tue Apr 06, 2010 at 11:51:39 AM PDT

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