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rib fall at a US Kentucky mine kills miner

Miners receive serious injuries in rib fall

Two underground mineworkers at a US-based Arch Coal operation received serious injuries following a rib fall at a West Virginian mine last Tuesday. Officials say that the mineworkers received serious...

American mining fatality rates fall

American mining fatalities lowest on record

There were 24 mining fatalities in the United States of America in 2019, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports. This is the fewest annual fatalities ever recorded, and only...

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Relining Fatality – A case study

On June 14, 2003, a maintenance repair foreman, age 25, was fatally injured while changing liner plates in a jaw crusher. Salyards was inside the crusher positioning a wedge bar to secure the upper...

rib fall at a US Kentucky mine kills miner

Miner dies in rib fall

A coal miner with 12 years underground experience has died following injuries sustained in a rib fall at a US mine. According to local media, Felix North was critically injured in an incident on May...

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Mine worker found dead in overturned haul truck

A mine worker has been found dead in an overturned haul truck at a USA gold mine this morning. The haul truck fatality has shocked local mine workers and their families who last month witnessed the...

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Highwall miner fatality report release

The US-based Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the preliminary details on the fatality of an experienced mine worker who was killed while working on the pad of a highwall...