Thursday, October 4, 2007

Saved, but ...

Some great news, as all 3200 miners in the South Africa mining accident were rescued -- alive.

Of course, we should give thanks to God for that. But there's something about the business of mining that bothers me. We need the resources ... but it says a lot when 12 miners in West Virginia get killed in one explosion yet 60 or so are rescued when there's another explosion in Saskatchewan; 1000 miners die in Mainland China (where reporting on such accidents without government permission is punishable by death), yet thousands more are saved in a country with an even worse safety record?

Am I missing something here?

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