Report: Four mining-related fatalities in Tri-State last year

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ARLINGTON, Va. (WEHT)  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration reported Wednesday there were three mining-related deaths in Kentucky and one death in Illinois in 2020. Altogether, there were 29 mining fatalities in the nation.

Federal officials said 2020 was the sixth year in a row that mining fatalities were below 30. Among those fatalities, five occurred in coal mines, a historic low. Approximately 230,000 miners work across 11,500 metal/nonmetal mines in the U.S., while 64,000 work in the nation’s 1,000 coal mines.

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(This story was originally published on January 13, 2021)

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