MSHA targets non-coal mines after accident surge

Federal regulators are increasing the focus on safety at the country’s metal and non-metal mines, where 18 miners have been killed since October, including one Utahn. “This is an unacceptable trend for all of us in the mining industry,” said Joe Main, head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, at a meeting Monday with mine industry stakeholders. “The recent news on the rise in mining fatalities is disturbing,” he added. “We plan to engage all of our tools: enforcement, education ...

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