Miner working in a quarry.

Common Mining Accidents

It is a well-known fact that mining is a dangerous profession. While some of these dangers are inherent in the profession, others are often the result of oversights on the part of mining companies, mining equipment manufacturers, and other key players in the mining industry. Mining companies have a duty to minimize...
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A Reduction in Mine Safety Violations

According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the number of mine operators who chronically violate safety regulations has dropped sharply in the past few years. During inspections, mines that pose that largest safety risks are placed on the government’s Patterns of Violations list. In 2010, 51 mine operators were placed on that list....
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Unions and Mining Accidents

According to a recent study performed by a Stanford University law professor, union coal mines are statistically safer than non-union mining operations. The professor found that there were significantly less serious mining injuries and deaths at underground mines where the employees were members of the United Mine Works union. The report was published by the...
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