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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 6:22 pm    Post subject: Mine safety? Reply with quote

All it takes is a trip to http://www.cnn.com to see way too many stories about mine accidents, injuries and casualties.

Is it me, or should it be abundantly obvious that mine safety is a hot issue? I know that the media is now international and up-to-the-minute due to technology and I'm sure mines were unsafe back in the day. But ponder this - if technology allows us to know about all of these accidents and unsafe conditions, shouldn't technology be able to make them happen less frequently?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an important issue that needs to be addressed. But I think the responsibility lies on the shoulders of the mining companies - not the government, the people, or anybody else. If they need a push to get them to pay attention, that's fine. But really the companies should start owning up to the real dangers/risks of the industry and preparing for or preventing these sort of things.
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