All Commentary
Friday, April 23, 2010

Management Ignored Miner Safety, Inspectors Say


“Federal safety inspectors who visited Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch coal mine early this year said senior managers showed ‘reckless disregard’ for worker safety by telling a foreman to ignore a citation the mine had received for faulty ventilation, according to the inspectors’ handwritten notes. ” (Washington Post, Friday)

The case for free-market competition is the case for deterring and punishing gross negligence.

FEE Timely Classic
“We Can Do Better than Government Inspection of Meat” by E.C. Pasour Jr.