February 05, 2016

Regulator sounds alarm over deaths at coal mines

Kate Gibson, CBS News

Already in severe economic distress from tumbling demand and plunging energy prices, the nation's beleaguered coal industry started the new year on a tragic note: Three miners died on the job in the first three weeks of 2016.

While it would be a mistake to draw too much from the spate of fatalities, the man in charge of keeping miners safe found the death toll troubling, particularly given the fatal accidents in January follow the two back-to-back safest years in U.S. mining history. ... read more

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