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WASHINGTON, DC - April 27: Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on mine safety, and safety in other workplaces, in the wake of the disaster at Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, W.Va., that killed 29 workers this month. Saying that no one should die for a paycheck, the new head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration asked lawmakers Tuesday for additional authority to go after scofflaw mine owners, even as he vowed tougher enforcement under existing law. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - April 27: Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on mine safety, and safety in other workplaces, in the wake of the disaster at Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, W.Va., that killed 29 workers this month. Saying that no one should die for a paycheck, the new head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration asked lawmakers Tuesday for additional authority to go after scofflaw mine owners, even as he...
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