2012 Statistics

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5:54 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

MSHA Says 2012 Safest Year On Record In U-S Mines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal mining regulators say 2012 had the lowest injury and fatality rates on record.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says the number of U.S. mines fell by about 120 last year, but the number of miners working was actually up by about 6,500.

In all, MSHA says 35 miners died on the job in 2012, tying the record low set in 2009.

Nineteen deaths occurred at coal mines, the second-lowest number ever.

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