the 14 deaths in WV mines have finally woken the right people up as to the need for some safety changes. but you know, here's what's ticking me off. Byrd.
"These deaths I believe were entirely preventable," said Sen. Robert C. Byrd (news, bio, voting record), D-W.Va. "And we owe the families of these deceased and noble and great and brave men a hard look of what happened and why."
are you kidding me? this man has been in office for 48 years, he should know the ins and outs of the mining industry and he should have been on top of it. guess he was too busy naming another road/gym/city hall/school/whatever after himself.
ah well, at least something positive will come of all this tragedy. it still doesn't make the deaths any easier to stomach. i know someone who has worked in one of those mines and the thought of him dying in there makes me shiver.