Mine Safety Chief Comes Under Attack At Hearing

Law360, New York (September 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Mine Safety and Health Administration head Richard Stickler received a public lashing at a Senate hearing on Wednesday by experts who claimed the government should have closed Utah's Crandall Canyon mine before August's fatal collapses.

Stickler was assailed before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education on Wednesday in the first of what is likely to be many congressional hearings into the Aug. 6 mine accident, which trapped six miners who are presumed to be dead. Three rescuers were later killed...
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