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    Angry Coal Company slow to call 911!

    West Virigina Governor Manchin proposed to fine coal companies $100,000 if they fail to report an emergency within 15 minutes. At Sago, company officials placed the first calls to state and federal safety officials more than an hour after the explosion. It was not immediately clear when the first calls were placed in the Aracoma fire.

    "We're not blaming anybody," the governor said. "We're saying there hasn't been enough emphasis on getting the properly trained men and women and the equipment moving quickly enough."

    West Virigina to setup 24 hour 1-800-number to call for mine rescue teams to response.
    Last edited by coldfront; 01-29-2006 at 12:22 AM.
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    It would be interesting to know when the first 911 call came in.

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