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Rescue teams in West Virginia could finally be going into the upper big branch mine as early as this afternoon hopefully this search.
But those -- missing miners Jeff Flock is an uncle West Virginia with the local congressman to give us.
And up to date.
-- stat report on where we are looking for that for the last remaining miners that are -- and a.
Well sure it's one headline and yes they have hope they don't have great hope but they are now drilling a second hole.
They hope to get through that this afternoon and begin to drain out.
Or should say that out that methane gas in the great hall for the congressman you're thirty how many years 34 years it serve deep the roots in in the -- -- of the West Virginia.
I wanna talk to you -- -- about.
Federal mining law and whatever -- -- new mining -- -- that you had after the -- disaster and the -- coma disaster.
Did not prevent this one is this the right -- well there are parts of that law that did work here.
Unfortunately -- were not given a chance to kick in for example the refuge chambers required by those laws.
They'd be in -- where we don't know that yet no but there may -- that's correct if they made it take refuge chambers.
-- success and you didn't have that before now did not.
Also the communication devices which I understand it did happen but we're not gap because of the severity of its biased now black and they ended up with standards by that what we have to go back -- a point three here is on violations.
Number of violations at this plant that -- they -- -- well main.
That might have them -- told us this morning they were shut down twice.
But they -- -- violations came back.
But sometimes might have a pattern of violations don't.
That's correct and -- certainly exhibited a pattern of violations.
There's been numerous citations that through march 30 -- understand it.
And that while some of those violations may not be serious editors -- -- and that's where we need to plan that would happen if you've got a law that -- enable you to shut them down under the present circumstance we need to think about.
Changes along with that -- but again first of our prayers for that matter still missing and and the right time.
In a proper sequence it's too premature at this time but I will have investigations that would get the root of this accident to vote for the -- yesterday -- was a sponsor of ego.
Let me say one -- -- write -- it matter -- get work here was quick response time of the -- rescue teams they were on site much quicker than any previous disasters and I've witnessed.
And that they were trained market that's part of the act that's correct that's part of that unfortunate that -- -- so severe what have that matter how quickly get here.
Understand congressman -- all appreciate very much been on a Fox Business Network thank you sir it.
Longtime congressman here in west Virginia Tech just came back from the F families and also just talk with Coach Bob Huggins -- -- -- big deal here West Virginia is give me a thumbs up.
He just landed that coach Huggins.
For those who are not to West Virginia Mountaineers to coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers just came minutes.
This is helicopter over there went off to meet with family members to show his -- well sure.
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