Tried to search to see if this had been diaried yet and if it has been, well rec that one please :)
This story just infuriated me no end. Bad enough the mine owner was a liar and tried to blame anyone or anything else for his lack of safety measures. Now, and no I am not really shocked, the mis-administration is trying to screw with them.
this is a Catch-22 from hell;
The federal agency tasked with investigating the Utah mine collapse denied a request by the families of six trapped miners that the United Mine Workers represent them in the probe of the matter, the union said Monday.
All six of the families had signed documents designating the union as their representative in the investigation, UMWA spokesman Phil Smith said. The Mine Safety and Health Administration told the union's attorneys on Monday that the agency would not heed the request.
"MSHA requires that miners sign these papers, but the miners in question were unable because the are trapped inside the mine," Smith said.
This is such a thinly veiled attempt to separate the claims hoping to low-ball as many as they can that IMHO this approaches criminal. And it needs to be placed right in dumbaya's lap to deal with. We do not need any more 'heck of a job' BS. These families are hurting and once again rethuglicans are making it worse.