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ID:

10

Date:

2004-11-09

Headline:

Mine agency misses "systematic" problems, study says

Reporter's name:

Ken Ward Jr.

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Charleston Gazette

City:

Charleston, WV

Summary:

Federal mine inspections are failing to reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths in U.S. mines, a consultant concluded in a U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration report obtained by the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette under FOIA. MSHA officials, who are responsible for the inspections, are not focusing on the problems that cause the fatalities, and if the inspections had been effective, the number of injuries and deaths should have dropped, the consultant's report said.


Agencies:

MSHA

States:

WV

Categories:

mine safety


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