Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chilean Miners are Set Free

I am saddened to see what has happened to the coal miners in Chile, but am happy to see them being set free. In Chile, little regard is given to safety, and all focus is on production. Chile does not have the appropriate regulatory regime. US death rates have dropped dramatically with Mine Safety Organizations and Federal Government oversight. Some politicians in the United States have been coming out against regulations which is horrific. Self regulation is not a possibility.