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We enhanced our compliance assistance efforts at MSHA in 2019, focusing strategically on spikes in particular causes of mining accidents.
Miners play a vital role in America’s economy. On National Miners Day, we recognize their important contributions at the 13,000+ mines across the country.
On National Miners Day, America honors the 325,000 men and women who work in nearly 13,000 surface and underground mines across the United States.
Accidents involving powered haulage account for a large share of mining fatalities. MSHA is seeking information on technological improvements for powered haulage equipment that can help prevent these kinds of accidents.
National Miners Day is a day to recognize and appreciate the nearly 300,000 men and women who work in America’s mines.
Photo credit: IMRC 2016
As an 11-year veteran of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and a member of MSHA’s Mine Emergency Unit since 2007, I have responded to a number of mine fires and explosio