Her in-depth interview with several Sago family members, published in Mine Safety and Health News
in April 2006, detailed their experiences during and after the emergency, including the miscommunication that left them believing 11 miners had been rescued, while officials knew otherwise.
is very excited by this settlement," noting that most of the settlement provisions go "above and beyond the normal requirements contained in the Mine Act." According to Rock Products columnist Ellen Smith, publisher of Mine Safety and Health News
, "The settlement has the potential to affect every mine operator in the U.S." To initiate an enforcement action, MSHA needs only to believe there is a pattern of violations.