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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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Mine fatalities nearing 2022 mark with several months to go

August 10, 2023By

The total number of 2023 mining fatalities is up to 27 following two separate Aug. 5 accidents, according to the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

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Says MSHA assistant secretary Christopher Williamson: “We accomplish more if we all work together, and miners are safer and healthier as a result.” Photo: MSHA

P&Q exclusive: MSHA chief reflects on 2023 mining fatalities

May 11, 2023By

Christopher Williamson, assistant secretary at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), discusses the troublesome trend in industry fatalities and the agency’s inaugural ‘Stand Down to Save Lives’ day next week.

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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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