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Mining Accidents and Associated Injuries

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on May 2, 2013

If you work in the mining industry, you may be at risk for being injured in an accident that could be caused by unavoidable circumstances. It is also possible that you may be injured due to the negligence or reckless actions of another person who works with you or who is responsible for directing the work that you do.

Miners are at risk for myriad injuries that could end their careers or their lives. Most mining accidents, especially those that cause death, happen in mines dedicated to the retrieval of minerals and metals, and the most significant number of deaths occur in the process of mining in hard rock mines and coal mines. At present, around 60 to 70 miners are killed as a result of injuries sustained on the job each year according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and thousands are injured.

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