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As winter approaches, federal mine safety agency urges mining industry to heed unique hazards that winter weather brings

News Realease Posted:: [11/10/2016]

ARLINGTON, Va. – On Dec. 7, 1992, an explosion that rocked the South Mountain #3 coal mine in Norton, Virginia killed eight miners, and led investigators to find that failing to ventilate the mine properly, conduct pre-shift and weekly examinations, and apply proper amounts of rock dust contributed to the explosion.


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