Coal Industry Group Launches Mine Safety Campaign

January 15, 2009

The National Mining Association is launching a new campaign it hopes will help keep underground coal miners safe.

The “Stay Away, Stay Alive” initiative is aimed at reducing accidents and deaths related to continuous miner machinery.

President Hal Quinn said the association worked with industry to develop videos and other new training materials based on analysis of accidents. They highlight specific actions miners should avoid.

Joe Craft, CEO of Alliance Natural Resources Partners, says the program is voluntary, but specifically tailored to meet coal companies’ needs.

He says all safety directors at the association’s member companies will get the materials.

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