Not only did the asshole intentionally violate mine safety regulations, he had the gall to claim federal safety regulations WERE AT FAULT for the explosion. In a rich irony, after the explosion was investigated, Republicans blamed MSHA for not enforcing safety regulations more harshly. Yes, you read that correctly. The people who bitch and moan about how oppressive EPA and OSHA regulations are had the nerve to blame MSHA for not closing down the mine for safety violations. Some people were either born without souls or have sold them outright.