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Three May fatalities add to mining’s 2024 total

May 20, 2024 By

With seven mining fatalities on the year, the industry continues to pace far below last year’s fatal accident rate.

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Fatalities down sharply so far this year

April 10, 2024 By

Through April 10, there have been three recorded mine fatalities – an 80 percent decrease from a year earlier when there were 15 fatalities year to date.

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Mining fatalities down significantly to start 2024

March 12, 2024 By

The total number of 2024 mining fatalities currently stands at three, with no fatal accidents happening industrywide in February.

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Fatal mining accidents down to start 2024

February 16, 2024 By

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, 2024 By

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

May 11, 2023 By

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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Where 2023 mining fatalities stand in early May

May 8, 2023 By

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, 2023 By

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

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The industry reexamines safety following mine fatality uptick

June 27, 2022 By

After 2021 produced an unusually high number of mine fatalities, the aggregate industry is reevaluating how to move forward safely.

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