President of United Mine Workers Cecil Roberts (L) testifies as Jeffrey Harris (2nd L) of Farley, West Virginia, a former Massey coal miner, and Wes Addington (R), Deputy Director of Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, look on during a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee April 27, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing focused on “Putting Safety First: Strengthening Enforcement and Creating a Culture of Compliance at Mines and Other Dangerous Workplaces” after an explosion killed 29 miners in a coal mine in West Virginia.
Wes Addington, attorney at Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, testified before a Senate Hearing Tuesday about mine safety and the recent disaster in Montcoal, West Virginia. Below are link to a video of the hearing, as well as some news coverage of the hearing.
MSHA pressed for answers in wake of mining disaster (The Charleston Gazette)
Senate panel questions mine agency’s authority (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
C-SPAN coverage of Wes Addington’s testimony (video, C-SPAN)