Darby Widow's Getting National Attention

Miner's families and victims in Eastern Kentucky are getting some national attention as they try to change mine safety laws.

CBS's Bob Simon interviewed miner's widows in Harlan County on 60 Minutes Sunday evening. Simon talked to miner’s families and federal officials about why so many miners were killed in Eastern Kentucky mines in 2006.

Melissa Lee is the widow of Jimmy Lee, one of five men killed in an explosion at the Darby Number One Mine in Holmes Mill last May and she told 60 Minutes why she's pushing for new safety laws.

"There are too many people still here in Harlan County who have husband's underground and if me speaking out keeps their sons safe, their grandson's safe, their son-in-law's safe, then I've done something good. My husband's death wasn't in vain," Lee said.


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