Miller dispatches committee investigators to site of West Virginia mining tragedy

House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller (D-Calif.) has dispatched two committee investigators to the scene of the deadly mine explosion in West Virginia that killed 25 workers and left four missing.

The accident Monday at Massey Energy Co.’s Upper Big Branch South mine is the worst mining disaster in the U.S. in over two decades.

One investigator left yesterday and another is en route to the scene today, a committee spokesman said. The committee has jurisdiction over the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.