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MSHA publishes latest stats on fatal accidents

By |  April 30, 2015

Ten mining deaths occurred during the first quarter of 2015, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports. Six of fatal accidents occurred in metal and nonmetal mining, while the other four occurred in coal mining.

According to MSHA, two metal/nonmetal miners died in machinery accidents; one in a falling material accident; one as a result of a powered-haulage accident; one in a hoisting accident; and another in a fall-of-roof accident.

Twenty-four people died in metal and nonmetal mining accidents during 2014, MSHA reports. Five of the 24 occurred in the fourth quarter.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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