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54% BEYOND SAGO COAL MINE SAFETY IN AMERICA ONE BY ONE HOW WE DID THIS STORY
examine the daily dangers faced by the 79,000 coal miners who help provide more than half of the nation's electricity. Reporter Ken Ward Jr. had been covering mine safety on and off for much of his 15 years at the newspaper. And he...
Published: Sunday, November 05, 2006
Words: 278

53% WORD FOR WORD: WAS THE SAGO MINE TRAGEDY AVOIDABLE? YES: ENFORCEMENT LACKS TEETH
imposed fines. The violations continued. The mine was taken over by International Coal Group last November, but as Gazette reporter Ken Ward has pointed out, the company has yet to request permission to take over the state permit to...
Published: Sunday, January 08, 2006
Words: 614

53% BEYOND SAGO COAL MINE SAFETY IN AMERICA 'THIS IS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DIE' STRIP MINES PRESENT UNIQUE DANGERS TO WORKERS
The Sunday Gazette-Mail wanted to take a broader look, to examine the daily dangers faced by the nation's coal miners. Reporter Ken Ward Jr. had recently received a six-month fellowship from the Alicia Patterson Foundation, and narrowed...
Published: Sunday, December 03, 2006
Words: 2490

53% 1 KILLED, 1 HURT IN MINE ACCIDENT, STATE DEATH TOLL HIGHEST SINCE '81
That is the most in any single year since 1981, when the state agency counted 28 coal-mining deaths. To contact staff writer Ken Ward Jr., use e-mail or call 348-1702....
Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Words: 427

53% COMPLAINTS CONTINUE ABOUT SAGO INVESTIGATION
it wants to boost operations. But the same priority has not been given to keeping miners safe and healthy." To contact staff writer Ken Ward Jr., use e-mail or call 348-1702....
Published: Monday, January 23, 2006
Words: 864

52% MINING FOR TRUTH SAFETY LAWS WRITTEN IN BLOOD
success has had one ironic result: Some people are tempted to believe that a strong statute is no longer necessary." Some in the industry have continued that refrain. During a September 2000 congressional hearing, coal company attorney...
Published: Sunday, February 19, 2006
Words: 1088

52% TWO MORE MINERS KILLED MINES ASKED TO CLOSE MANCHIN MAKES REQUEST FOLLOWING BOONE ACCIDENTS
miners can come home to their families every night." Staff writer Dave Gustafson contributed to this report. To contact staff writer Ken Ward Jr., use e-mail or call 348-1702....
Published: Thursday, February 02, 2006
Words: 1286

52% WOOTEN REMARKS 'OUTRAGE' MINERS SAFETY CHIEF CALLED SAGO 'WELL-OPERATED' COAL MINE
56 violations. Half of those were deemed by inspectors to create a threat of serious injury or illness. To contact staff writer Ken Ward Jr., use e-mail or call 348-1702....
Published: Saturday, December 23, 2006
Words: 768

52% MINE RESCUE 'DEPLETED' SAGO TEAM HAD TO WAIT FOR BACKUP
over there.' How would we face the families?" Staff writer Scott Finn contributed to this report. To contact staff writer Ken Ward Jr., use e-mail or call 348-1702....
Published: Sunday, January 08, 2006
Words: 2484

52% MINE SAFETY CHIEF NAMED WOOTEN WAS CONSOL OFFICIAL
us to try to tell [contractors] how to conduct their work and protect their employees," Wooten said. Staff writer Ken Ward Jr.'s continued coverage of mine safety is being supported by a fellowship from the Alicia Patterson Foundation....
Published: Friday, September 01, 2006
Words: 997

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