June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement after the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that it abruptly dismissed MSHA staffer, Stephen Gigliotti, from the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine probe
due to inherent conflict of interest issues:
Other tools are more specialized and might include a mine probe or a trip wire grapnel with throwing cord or a compass.
The Sapper Pac contains Gerber demolition explosive technician (DET) multi-pliers with numerous tool points and nut drivers, an Inova X1MT flashlight designed with a wand attachment for signaling and a stake attachment for planting in the ground, a sectionalized mine probe with shaft extensions and multiple metal and plastic tips, a credit card-size bendable trip wire grapnel with 15 meters of 550 cord, an inspection mirror, and a thumb saw that cuts through wood and metal.
The mine probe
was this fiberglass rod with a rubber handle.
The 11B/0311 version can also be used as a mine probe
but with caution in the case of magnetic land mine variations.
Mine detectors (that detect metal), mine probes
(to manually determine whether metal in the ground is a mine or a scrap), plows and rollers (brute force), and bangalores and mine-clearing line charges (explosives) are "state of the art" for mine detection and neutralization even today.