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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Alaska miners lead nation in safety

Resource extraction industry boasts lowest incident rate in state, only execs safer across U.S.; Fort Knox workers lead mine safety

 

Last updated 9/26/2010 at Noon



Massive earthmoving equipment, explosives, enormous mills pulverizing rock into dust, chemicals, metal-liquefying furnaces and extreme weather conditions - mining in Alaska is fraught with peril. Yet, according to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, only the state's oil fields provide a safer workplace than Alaska mines.

According to a state report on occupational injurie...



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