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Utah miners experience fatality-free year in 2012

Published January 31, 2013

Utah miners experience fatality-free year in 2012 by Mike Gorrell The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 31, 2013 02:07PM MDT No Utahns were among the 36 miners killed on the job in 2012, the second consecutive year in which the national mining fatality rate reached an all-time low. Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) boss Joseph Main said Thursday that 19 coal miners were killed in U.S. workplace accidents, along with 17 people working in metal and nonmetal mines. The 36 fatalities were one more than the all-time best year, 2009. But with an improving economy driving more mining than in 2009, the fata... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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