Was there no union responsibility for improving mine safety? Where was the union here? Where was the union? The union is generally holding these companies up demanding all kinds of safety. Why were these miners continuing to work in what apparently was an unsafe atmosphere?
I'm going to take a stab at this and say it was because the mine wasn't unionized. Which means, there was no union.
And that makes you a stupid, fat, drug addict, racist, sex freak, four-time divorced tool.
This is exactly the kind of shit that happens when mines aren't unionized. No one fights for their safety and they die.