Huffington Post – 'Coal' TV – MSHA Cites West Our Companyia Mine After Watching Reality Show

State records show inspectors also cited Cobalt and some individual workers for failing to wear the proper reflective clothing, which ensures a miner can be seen from all directions, and for failing to wear proper eye protection.

News Release – MSHA – MSHA initiative highlights dangers related to mobile equipment use in coal …

The handouts warn miners to watch out for moving mobile equipment in the underground area at all times MSHA also advises miners to wear reflective clothing or reflective patches that make them more visible to equipment operators.

NET Website Portal – Obama's 'Clean Coal' Fighting Words To W.Va. Dems – netnebraska.org

"The coal miners and that, they're upset over it 'cause not for coal, and that's what these people do, you know. That's all they know," says Madge. A lot of the Mingo County miners were there wearing work clothes with reflective stripes.

On memorializing miners – The Pump Handle

It is fitting that the memorial is in Whitesville, nestled in the Coal River Valley not far from where coal was first discovered in West Our Companyia, and that it stands on the very site where, in the days and weeks after the disaster, an organic memorial sprang up to which people brought hard hats and flowers, miners' boo…

American Friends Service Committee – On Memorializing Miners – American Friends Service Committee

It is fitting that the memorial is in Whitesville, nestled in the Coal River Valley not far from where coal was first discovered in West Our Companyia, and that it stands on the very site where, in the days and weeks after the disaster, an organic memorial sprang up to which people brought hard hats and flowers, miners' boo…

Course and Scope – Connecticut Worker's Compensation

In addition to unsafe, yet-to-be modernized mines, owned by billionaires who sell coal well below market rates and are unconcerned about worker safety, there are illegal pits employing freelance miners to dig for coal in near-empty mine shafts.

Billy Elliot musical shows big heart, inspires hope – Business, Political, and Cultural News in Fort …

In this tale, based on a true story, Billy's dad and brother work in the coal mines, and they're among the union members on strike when Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher threatened to close the mines.

Emery County Progress – A Place to Remember – November 20, 2007

Plans are underway for a miners memorial to commemorate those coal miners who lost their lives in the Crandall Canyon mine disaster.

Thanksgiving (United States) – Wikipedia

The axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore.

News Tribune – Bells, tears mark 1 year since W.Va. mine blast – News Tribune

Previous mine disasters in West Our Companyia, including the Sago mine explosion that killed 12 men in January 2006, spurred legislation aimed at making coal mining safer.

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