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Explosion at Anglo American Coal Mine in Australia Injures 5, Halts Production

An explosion halted production on Wednesday at a coal mine run by Anglo American in Australia’s northeastern state of Queensland, injuring five people just months after a review of the industry called for better regulation. The incident is the company’s …

Safety Agency Finds 10% of Veteran Coal Miners Have Black Lung Disease

More than 10 percent of America’s coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study released on Thursday that showed cases concentrated heavily …

Miner Dies on Blackhawk Mining Property in West Virginia

West Virginia mining officials say that a 28-year-old equipment operator for a coal mining company has died. The Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says the incident occurred about 3 p.m. Tuesday on property owned by Blackhawk Mining in …

Safety Lapses Blamed for Death of Kentucky Coal Miner

Federal regulators say an accident that killed a coal miner in Pike County happened because a conveyor belt didn’t have adequate safety guards. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration said in its report that 43-year-old …