Thursday, May 29, 2014

Federal regulators want to make mines safer

In the wake of 20 U.S. mining fatalities since October, federal regulators are stepping up safety discussions with the nation's mine coordinators.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says it will conduct visits to coal, metal, and nonmetal mines.

MSHA says the discussion topics will include task training, mine examinations, the causes of fatal mine accidents and the best practices to avoid accidents.