Monday, January 03, 2005

One More Fatality in 2004

A coal miner died December 30 after being injured in a December 28 accident at an International Coal Group surface facility in Kentucky. The incident at the ICG Knott County LLC Supreme Energy Prep Plant was classified as "striking or bumping," with no further details immediately available from MSHA.

MSHA announced a new historic safety record of 53 mine fatalities in 2004,down from the previous low of 56 in 2003.

References:

http://www.msha.gov/FATALS/FABC2004.HTM
http://www.msha.gov/MEDIA/PRESS/2005/NR050101.asp

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