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MSHA Issues 186 Mining Citations in June

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June. Eleven of those mines were coal operations, while the others were metal and nonmetal. MSHA cited as examples Thursday coal mines in …

China Says it Saw a Drop in Mining Deaths in 2013

Safety at China’s coal mines improved in 2013, with the numbers of accidents and deaths decreasing from the previous year, the government said Saturday. China has the world’s deadliest coal mines, and authorities have made it a priority to improve …

2 West Virginia Mines Risk Becoming Pattern Violators

Two West Virginia coal mines have been warned they could be labeled pattern violators for failing to report accidents. The Mine Safety and Health Administration cited Inman Energy’s Randolph Mine and Independence Coal Co.’s Justice No. 1 Mine. Both Boone …