US mining deaths drop to new low

Preliminary data released by the US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration indicates that in 2016 25 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines, down from 29 in 2015

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A mine rescue team

The figure represents the lowest number of mining deaths ever recorded and only the second year that mining deaths dropped below 30.