In April, Attorney Wes Addington from the Appalachian Citizens Law Center here in Whitesburg, KY traveled to Washington D.C. to give testimony to the U.S. Senate regarding mine safety. The Hearing took place on April 27th, 2010, and was titled, “Putting Safety First: Strengthening Enforcement and Creating a Culture of Compliance at Mines and Other […]
In the spring of 1976, one of the worst mine disasters in U.S. history unfolded in Letcher County, KY, in Eolia just over Pine Mountain from Whitesburg. On March 9, an underground locomotive used for transporting coal ignited methane gas that had accumulated due to poor ventilation causing an explosion that took the lives of […]
Dr. Gregory Wagner of the Mine Safety and Health Administration shares his thoughts at the 34th anniversary of the Scotia Mine Disaster and historical marker dedication ceremony taking place at Eoila in Letcher County, KY on March 9, 2010.