Federal mine safety regulators have launched a training course aimed at preventing fires at underground and non-metal mines.
The training course is offered at the National Mine Safety and Health Academy in Beaver.
The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration agreed to develop the course as part of the settlement of a lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the widows of two miners who were killed in a 2006 fire at the Aracoma Alma No. 1 Mine in Logan County.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports that MSHA unveiled a plaque with the names of the miners, Don Bragg and Ellery Hatfield, during a dedication ceremony at the academy on Monday. The plaque will hang at the fire training facility’s entrance.
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