Virginia Coal Mining Fatalities
I wish they had waited to print this.
BIG STONE GAP, Va. – Virginia’s coal industry is close to celebrating another year with zero fatalities in the state’s coal mines.
If all goes well for the remaining days of 2007, Virginia, ranked 10th in the nation in terms of coal mining production, will celebrate three consecutive years without a fatal injury in its coal mines. (LINK)
That is great news, yet coal miners know it is only a matter of time. The last fatality was on Oct. 23, 2004. The last roof fall fatality was in 2001. The clock is ticking.......