US Coal Mining Deaths Surge in 2017 After Hitting Record Low 1 234 567

US Coal Mining Deaths Surge in 2017 After Hitting Record Low

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Coal mining deaths surged in the U.S. in 2017, one year after they hit a record low.The nation's coal mines recorded 15 deaths last year, including eight in West Virginia. Kentucky had two deaths, and there were one each in Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. In 2016 there were eight U.S. coal mine deaths.West Virginia has led the nation in coal mining deaths in six of the past eight years. That includes 2010, when 29 miners were killed in an explosion at the...

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