MSHA Announces $1M in Mine Safety Grant Awards in 5 States

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration awarded $1 million through its Brookwood-Sago grants program to seven organizations that provide education and training within the mining industry. The funding will develop and implement training and related materials for mine emergency preparedness, and help prevent accidents in underground mines.
The list of recipients and the amount of funding they will receive are as follows:

Training grants are awarded for a 12-month performance period, and applicants must be states or nonprofit entities. Established by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006, the program is named in remembrance of 13 men who died in two explosions at the Jim Walter Resources Inc.’s No. 5 Mine in Brookwood, Alabama, in 2001, and 12 men who died in an explosion at Wolf Run Mining Company’s Sago Mine in Tallmansville, West Virginia in 2006.

Source: MSHA