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MSHA awards nearly $1M in mine safety training grants

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Arlington, VA — The Mine Safety and Health Administration has awarded almost $1 million in grants for safety and health training and other programs.

Ten organizations received a total of $985,284 via the agency’s Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants Program. MSHA says the grants will assist in the establishment and initiation of education and training programs intended to recognize and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines. They’re named after fatal mine disasters in Brookwood, AL, and Sago, WV.

“The Mine Safety and Health Administration exists to protect the safety and health of the nation’s miners,” MSHA administrator Chris Williamson said in a press release. “The tragedies at the Brookwood and Sago mines are stark reminders of the risks miners face on the job. The grants we’re awarding today will support critically important training and education that the people working in our mines need and deserve.”

Individual grants range from $50,000 to $158,962.

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