The 31 mine workers hit by the explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia last year weren't the only people whose lives were at risk that day.Some of the mine rescuers who tried to find the disaster's victims say their lives were also endangered by a reckless mine rescue effort.Tha
The site of last year's deadly coal mine explosion in West Virginia may be abandoned and sealed-off, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).29 coal miners died at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine a year ago in the nation's worst mine disaster in four decades."
As workers continue to blast through solid rock to try to reach an Idaho silver miner missing in a cave-in, reporter Jessica Robinson of the Northwest News Network has produced a fascinating story about the antiquated communication technology used in the Lucky Friday mine.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA.) sent a letter to the ATF in which he threatened the federal agency with contempt proceedings if it did not produce documents pertaining to "Operation Gunrunner."
Because of an air traffic controller's mistake, a military cargo jet and a plane carrying Michelle Obama came too close to each other, causing the Obama plane to abort its Monday landing at Andrews Air Force Base.