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Task force says W.Va. should require mines to have systems warning workers of nearby machinery
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, September 30, 2013 6:51 AM EDT
A state task force says West Virginia should require underground coal mines to have systems that warn miners when they get too close to machinery.
The West Virginia Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety is scheduled to consider the recommendation on Thursday.
The proposal was first made in 2008 by a team of inspectors from the state Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training. But state officials never acted on it.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com