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Mine Safety Advocate Tony Oppegard '80 Representing KY Coal Miner in Workplace Safety Case

Tuesday, January 29, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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Mine safety advocate Tony Oppegard '80 was quoted in AP, The Huffington Post and RT, Russia's 24/7 English-language news channel, on his client blowing the whistle on unsafe working conditions at Parkway Mine Surface Facilities in Kentucky.

"I’ve been representing miners in safety discrimination cases for more than 30 years, and this is the first time I know of anywhere in the country where a company has sued a miner for filing a discrimination complaint,” said defense attorney Tony Oppegard in an interview with The Huffington Post. "We think the reason they filed [the suit] was to intimidate him and to intimidate other miners.”

Read more:
Associated Press, "Ky. coal company sues worker who had safety worry"
The Huffington Post, "Kentucky Miner Sued By Former Employer For Filing Discrimination Complaint"
RT, "Miner sued for reporting inadequate safety conditions"

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