Westray mine disaster remembered

Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press

Hard to believe it has been 20 years since this disaster in Nova Scotia as reported here. I still find it somehow sad that with all the technological advancements that have been made, when it comes to mining it still involves a person going down a hole and doing a very dangerous job. You’d think by now it would be all done electronically somehow; not that I want to see miners out of jobs, but the degree of risk still seems way too high.

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