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Should There Be More Mining Safety Regulations in Place?
Written by Lindsey Burnworth
Last updated on December 03, 2012 @ 7:14PM
Created on December 03, 2012 @ 5:22PM
The mining tragedy in Harrison County isn't the first to hit our state or area.
Over the past few years, we've had mining deaths at Sago, Upper Big Branch, and even one in Greenbrier county on Friday.
So, should there be more done to help keep our miners safe?
5 News talked with some people on Monday, who had mixed emotions on the issue.

One man, who was a miner at the Sago mine during the tragedy in 2006, told us he actually doesn't think more regulations need to be put in place.
He said law makers have already done enough, and that it's time for the companies to take the steps necessary to keep miners safe.
"There's enough regulations. You can't have an inspector there every day, all day long. People have to watch out for themselves, the companies have to enforce the laws too," said Arnett Perry, a retired miner.
Another man said he thinks mining is just an all around dangerous job.
"It's one of the most dangerous jobs there is," said Patrick Balch of Buckhannon. "We're fortunate that we only lost one in that accident, it could have been several people."
Both did say they hope there are less mining accidents in the coming years.

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