Friday, February 03, 2006

"No reason for men to die on the job"

Pretty good Lehrer News Hour on recent mining incidents. This kind of says it all:
JOE REYNOLDS (miner): You should be able to put a man in a coal mine every day and bring him out again. There's no reason for men to die on the job.

It's this coal mine mentality from years ago that it's like going into combat, and so many miners will die, that's an acceptable loss. That's been ingrained in people for decades here; a mindset like that is totally ignorant.