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Fatal mining accidents down to start 2024

February 16, 2024By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reported two mining fatalities this year through Feb. 15. Through the same date in 2023, seven miners had died in accidents.

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Mining fatalities totaled 40 in 2023

January 11, 2024By

The total was the most in a single year industrywide since 2014, a year in which 46 miners died across the U.S.

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Mining fatalities surpass 30 on the year

September 13, 2023By

A fatal accident Aug. 30 was the 30th of 2023, and a Sept. 8 accident at a crushed stone operation pushed the industry’s annual total to 31.

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How to prepare for the blitz of impact inspections

May 19, 2023By and

Following an uptick in fatal mining accidents, the Mine Safety & Health Administration has resumed publishing impact inspection reports for the first time since 2020.

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MSHA encouraging operators to emphasize safety this week

May 15, 2023By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) inaugural ‘Stand Down to Save Lives’ day is May 17, with the agency asking operators to address safety areas of concern this week.

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Where 2023 mining fatalities stand in early May

May 8, 2023By

The mining industry is on pace this year to exceed 50 fatal accidents for the first time since 2010, the year of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster in West Virginia.

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MSHA: Fatal accidents up to 14 on year

April 4, 2023By

The latest Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) information shows that five more miners died in accidents in March.

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How mining fatalities are trending this year

November 1, 2022By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration reports that 26 miners died in accidents at U.S. mining operations through the year’s first 10 months. Find out how that compares to 2021.

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Fatal mine accidents approaching recent annual highs

September 20, 2021By

Mining fatalities this year are already approaching 2020’s total, and the year is only three-quarters complete.

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