IG report questions MSHA disaster team’s actions

IG report questions MSHA disaster teams actions

Howard Berkes has a bit of a scoop over on NPR’s website, with a story describing some of the conclusions of a previously secret Inspector General’s report on the way the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration handled its investigation of the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster.

Under the headline Mine Safety Officials Ditched Safety Citation Fearing Congressional Scrutiny, Howard reports:

NPR has obtained a report from the Inspector General of the Labor Department that describes an incident last year in which the nation’s coal mine safety chief and agency lawyers withdrew a legitimate safety citation and order

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