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    Statistics | Mining, oil and gas

    MSHA: 42 miners died in 2013

    January 7, 2014

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    Arlington, VA – A total of 42 miners died on the job in 2013 – six more than in 2012, according to preliminary data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

    Machinery and powered haulage equipment were involved in a number of incidents. Twenty of the deaths occurred in coal mining and 22 in metal/nonmetal mining. Four of the deaths were contractors, which MSHA said was the lowest number of contractor deaths since the agency began recording that data in 1983.