TITLE

Underground Coal Mining Disasters and Fatalities -- United States, 1900-2006

AUTHOR(S)
Kowalski-Trakofler, K. M.; Alexander, D. W.; Brnich Jr., M. J.; McWilliams, L. J.; Reisman, D. B.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;1/2/2009, Vol. 57 Issue 51/52, p1379
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the incidents of underground coal mining accidents and fatalities in the U.S. from 1900 to 2006. It says that during a five-month period in 2006, three underground coal mining incidents in the country were reported by the media. Records reveal that mining accidents had decreased from a high of 20 in 1909 to an everage of one every four years during 1985-2005. To address the safety problem the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 was enacted.
ACCESSION #
36153801

 

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