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2018 mine fatalities were 2nd lowest on record - MSHA

Mining News - Published on Mon, 14 Jan 2019

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Elko Daily reported that according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, there were 27 fatalities in US mines in 2018, the second-lowest number ever recorded. The Department of Labor reported January 9 that there were 18 fatalities at surface operations and nine underground in coal and metal/nonmetal mines nationwide.

The leading cause of fatalities was powered haulage, which accounted for 13 fatalities or 48 percent of the annual total, the department reported.

Across the United States, about 250,000 miners work in 12,000 metal/nonmetal mines. About 83,000 miners work in the nation’s 1,200 coal mines

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 14 Jan 2019
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