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Agency Reports Safest Mining Year in History

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration released data that indicates Fiscal Year 2016 was the safest year in mining history. From Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016, a record low 24 deaths occurred at the …

New Federal Coal Mine Dust Rules Now in Effect

Underground coal mines will ramp up testing for the dust that causes breathing problems and leads to black lung disease under a new federal rule taking effect Monday. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration is requiring coal operators to …