Video: West Virginia Coal Miner Left Note Before Massey Mine Explosion
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Josh Napper, a West Virginia coal miner who was killed in the Massey mine explosion on Monday, left a note for his loved ones before going to the mine. Napper wrote, "If anything happens to me, I'll be looking down from heaven at you all. I love you. Take care of my baby. Tell her that daddy loves her, she's beautiful, she's funny. Just take care of my baby girl." Napper's mother, Pam, spoke with CNN's John Roberts about the note.
Napper's note was written to his girlfriend, Jennifer, over Easter weekend. His mother, Pam, described the numerous violations at the mine and told King that she asked her son to not become a coal miner.
This morning, Treehugger's Brian Merchant did an excellent run down of Massey's horrible record of violations in his piece "Massey CEO Don Blankenship's Long History of Ignoring Mining Safety for Profit."