A New Zealand coal mining company ignored 21 warnings that methane gas had accumulated to dangerous levels before an underground explosion killed 29 workers two years ago, an investigation concluded.
The official report released on Monday after eleven weeks of hearings on the disaster found broad safety problems in New Zealand workplaces and said the Pike River Coal company was exposing miners to unacceptable risks as it strove to meet financial targets.
That\’s why I support mountain top removal mining. Blow the top off the fucker then operate it as a strip mine.
This underground shit is just too dangerous.
And yes, this does mean that I regard those who argue against mountain top removal as putting the interests of the birds and the bees above the lives of humans.