MSHA News Release: [10/05/2015]
Safety alert addresses seasonal preparation incidents
ARLINGTON, Va.- Historically, October is the deadliest month of the year in the metal and nonmetal mining industry. Since 2000, 51 fatalities occurred during the month, many of which involved powered haulage and machinery accidents at a time when mines prepare for seasonal changes. In the fall of 2013, an uptick of metal and nonmetal mining deaths began after years of historic low levels of fatalities.