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Recent deaths of miners working alone spurs MSHA outreach

Agency acts to raise awareness after five fatal mine incidents in three months

Posted [May 2, 2017]

WASHINGTON – In the first three months of 2017, five miners died in accidents that occurred when they were working alone on mine property. To raise awareness of the potential dangers in doing so, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has launched an initiative to focus on the hazards miners may encounter when they work in areas away from others.


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