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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.
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.