The purpose of the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is to prevent injuries and deaths. Murray Coal executive, Bob Murray, complained about MSHA inspections in his to-do list for VP Pence (see further below). His griping also shows that MSHA has/had been doing their job.
An MSHA inspector was killed in one of his coal mines, and another inspector injured, along with miners: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/murray-energys-crandall-canyon-coal-mine-disaster-9-deaths/
Until recently, Trump VP Pence’s brother was a high level executive for Cummins, which sells engines to the mining industry. Additionally, Cummins is from Pence’s home town and has been a major donor to Pence over the course of his career.
Coal mining episode by John Oliver, over which Bob Murray sued him (suit was thrown out): http://youtu.be/aw6RsUhw1Q8
Based on data from MSHA, Reuters calculated that at five Murray coal mines there was an injury rate of 6.35 per 200,000 work hours last…
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