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Mining stakeholders to discuss rise in fatalities, 9 at metal, nonmetal mines since Jan. 1
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, May 5, 2014 2:02 AM EDT
Mine industry stakeholders are meeting in Arlington to discuss an increase in metal and nonmetal mining fatalities.
The agency says Monday's summit will address the causes of these fatalities, identify actions needed to prevent them and work to reverse the trend.
Metal and nonmetal mining is divided into four broad categories: metal, nonmetal, stone, and sand and gravel. These operations produce about 80 different commodities.
The meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the agency's headquarters.