Miners safety hotline launched in West Virginia
Posted on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 8:12 am
The governor of West Virginia has ordered the creation of a Mine and Industrial Accident Safety Hotline that will be handled by the Emergency Management call center and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security.
The hotline/tipline was created to encourage workers to report safety issues and problems and give the worker an option to remain anonymous in order to prevent mine tragedies from occurring again in the future.
The hotline will be open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The calls will be forwarded to appropriate law enforcement and law regulatory agencies once the workers at the call center knows what type of issue it is.