Researching Mine Disasters Over the Years
While there's still a lot to learn and to ascertain about this week's tragedy at Massey Energy's mine, Upper Big Branch, in WVA, you may be interested in researching past mining disasters. Use our online catalog to search for titles we own. These will include books, Senate hearings, and videos. Here's a brief sampling:
Schwartz-Barcott, T.P. After The Disaster: Re-creating Community and Well-being at Buffalo Creek Since the Notorious Mining Disaster in 1972. Cambria, 2008. HN79.B847 2008.
Dotson-Lewis, B.L. Sago Mine Disaster: Featured Story, Appalachian Coalfield Stories. Infinity, 2007.
TN 313.D68 2007. Available in Special Collections (best to make an appointment).
Sago Mine Disaster and an Overview of Mine Safety: Hearing Before A Subcommittee of the Committe on Appropriations, United States Senate...
Gov Docs Microfiche Y 4.AP 6/2:S.HRG.109-534
available via gpo.access
We own many government documents concerning mine safety. Using our catalog , conduct a search. One good search string is "mine" AND "safety" and "coal." Our government document collection is on the 2nd floor--you may ask a reference librarian for help in locating your citation.
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