Appalachian Coal Mining

Coal Mining Deaths Could Reach All-Time Low This Year

Dec 22, 2014

Deaths and injuries at the nation's coal mines have been declining since a West Virginia underground mining disaster killed 29 workers less than five years ago.  Coal mines are on pace this year to set a new low mark in mining deaths. So far in 2014 there have been 15 coal mine-related deaths, and with less than a month left in the year, the number could stay below the record 18 set in 2009.

Coal Billionaire Owes Millions In Safety Fines

Jul 31, 2014
wmmt radio

A West Virginia coal billionaire has more than 250 pending violations at mining operations in Kentucky and four other states.