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20 Virginia coal mines no injuries in 2018 - Report

Coal News - Published on Mon, 20 May 2019

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The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy reported that twenty coal mines in Virginia reported no injuries in 2018, and the state has not reported a coal mining fatality since 2015. Virginia has more than 50 active coal mines, according to the US Energy Information Administration, and produces a little less than 2% of the nation’s coal. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy recognized five surface mines for their safety records, which included no lost-time accidents for any workers during the past five years, along with the 20 that reported no lost time in 2018.

Virginia Mine Chief Mr Randy Moore said that “In 2018, 25 coal mines worked a combined nearly 2.5 million employee hours without a lost time accident.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 20 May 2019
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