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Federal mine safety agency to increase silica dust inspections

Federal mine safety agency to increase silica dust inspections

The mine safety agency is effectively putting operators on notice, saying it will increase inspections at mines with repeat offenses.
Eastern Ky. coal miner's death sparks safety questions, a community in mourning

Eastern Ky. coal miner's death sparks safety questions, a community in mourning

A coal miner death at the Darby Fork mine in Harlan County, Ky. has left a community in mourning and renewed questions about mine safety.
Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster

Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed 51

A Russian court on Saturday ordered five people to remain in pre-trial detention for two months pending an investigation into a devastating blast in a coal mine in Siberia that resulted in dozens of deaths.

Siberian coal mine blast kills 52

Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52

A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said.

Kentucky court orders Justice to pay penalty over mine reclamation

Kentucky court orders Justice to pay penalty over mine reclamation

A judge in Frankfort on Tuesday ordered Justice to pay a nearly $3 million penalty, plus interest, over mine reclamation work at three sites in eastern Kentucky that was not completed before deadline.
West Virginia remembers Upper Big Branch Mine disaster on 11th anniversary

West Virginia remembers Upper Big Branch Mine disaster on 11th anniversary

Monday marks 11 years since the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster in Raleigh County, WV, where 29 miners were killed.
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