11 more miners killed, 64 still missing

That might not include the 20 in the rescue party with whom contact was lost. A second explosion has now been reported at the Raspadskaya mine near Mezhdurechensk, and contact has been lost with a team of 20 rescuers. Mezhdurechensk, bet you can’t say that three times real fast.

The governor of Kemerovo, Aman Tuleyev, has taken charge of the rescue operation.

“The rescue work will continue when the atmosphere in the mine is restored, but to conduct rescue work now means to send people to their death,” he said.

Emergency teams are now trying to pump air into the underground shafts.

Mines in the region are noted for their poor safety record, not surprising as Capital has reared its ugly head in Russia, kept the KGB and assumed the very Worst parts of Capitalism… oh.. that’s right, there aren’t any GOOD parts to it.
Remembering that it was the underpinning (and eventual downfall) for the Roman Empire. And the Mafia.
The system is admirably well represented by the prestigious Wall Street Law Firm of Boyd, Dewey, Cheatham and Howe.

Bets on the major shareholders having a lot in common with the major shareholders of BP and Massey Energy? Say, I wonder what the statistics on percentage or raw numbers of employees in the Solar Panel Manufacturing killed or maimed on the job would be?

Since Einstein’s invention of the basic principle took place when the Internal Combustion Engine and the Turbine Generator were still relatively new inventions. Guess which ones were subsidized in every way possible, from government contracts for the products to outright grants of Free Land that just by a coincidence belong to Other Nations and had to be secured and maintained at Lots of Gunpoint.

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Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo!
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1 Response to 11 more miners killed, 64 still missing

  1. Avatar Brother Jonah says:

    30 dead, 80 missing.

    Here’s a thought, why not make it a requirement for ALL Coal Company investors to spend one day a week inside the mines?

    Taking turns of course. People who own more than 1% of the total stock should be required to spend 3 days a week.
    Not doing anything, not having to work, as if they ever did.
    They would just get in the way if they tried to do anything anyway, the old saying is the Mill Worker’s butt would fit the Office Chairs more easily than the Mill Owner’s hands would fit the shovel.

    If they had to share the risk then they wouldn’t cut corners on worker safety. Of course that’s wildly Idealistic.

    Perhaps yet another reminder, people. Don’t take your business to Anti-Union shops. If they’re going to cut corners on Worker Compensation and Worker Safety, they’ll cut other corners too, and their product or service is going to be shoddy at best and deadly at worse cases.

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