MORE WEST VIRGINIA NEWS
West Virginia News
News from the region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!
US Mine Safety report: 42 miners died in work-related accidents in 2013, up 6 from '12
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, January 6, 2014 4:20 PM EST
Forty-two miners in the United States died on the job in 2013, up from 36 the year before.
Six coal miners and nine metal and nonmetal miners died in accidents during the fourth quarter of last year. That's from a total of six miners who died in the same period of 2012.
Last year, West Virginia had the most coal mining deaths, six, with Kentucky claiming the most fatal accidents involving metal and non-metal mines, four.