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Kentucky Coal Mining Deaths reached at record low in 2018

Coal News - Published on Tue, 15 Jan 2019

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Insurance Journal reported that US Mine Safety and Health Administration said that coal-mining related deaths have reached a record low in Kentucky where a single miner died last year. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the agency said Jan. 8 that there were 12 deaths at coal mines nationwide in 2018. Federal records and investigators said that 29 year-old Hubert Grubbs Jr. died in March when he was caught in an underground conveyor belt at a mine near Cumberland.

The agency said that there were 27 fatalities nationwide at all mines in 2018, including those at facilities such as rock quarries. It says that is the second-lowest number of mining deaths ever.

Forty-eight mining deaths were recorded nationwide in 2010 when 29 people died in a West Virginia mine explosion. In 2016, there was a low of eight coal-mining deaths.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 15 Jan 2019
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