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Mining deaths fall to record low in 2016

Miners expect change, but guides such as high grades, good infrastructure, rule of law and simple metallurgy to remain constant

The year just past was many things for the mining industry, but one of the bright spots came from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, an agency not known for awarding happy faces or gold stars.

In 2016, the mining industry experienced only 25 deaths in U.S. mines, the lowest level ever recorded.

This, despite the industry having more than 330,000 miners working in 13,000 mines across the co...


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