December 8, 2023
Employer Attorney Sees Few Options For MSHA To Address Rise In Miner Deaths
Statistics showing an increase in workplace deaths for miners in fiscal year 2023 are sparking concern from industry lawyers over how the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will respond, though one attorney says it is uncertain that the agency has funds and resources for new training or enforcement initiatives. MSHA’s “Mine Safety and Health At a Glance” report for FY23, posted early this month, lists 42 mine worker deaths in the last year, up from 32 fatalities in FY22...
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