CORESafety's Integral Role in Making 2016 the Safest Year Ever for American Miners
2016 was one for the record books – the safest year ever for American miners, according to the official figures released by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.
The National Mining Association’s CORESafety® management system played an integral role in helping mining companies reach that significant goal, in which coal mines and metal/non-metal mines last year recorded the lowest fatality and injury rates in the history of U.S. mining.
Statistics show that 25 fatalities were recorded for all U.S. mining in 2016 – 16 of those occurred in U.S. minerals mining, while nine occurred in coal mining. This was the lowest level ever recorded by the coal mining industry.
In 2016, CORESafety continued driving safety progress in participating mining companies, and has been recognized for its innovative approach aimed at eliminating fatalities and reducing injury by 50 percent in five years (0:50:5).
“We are proud of our industry for showing continued progress because it exemplifies our commitment to making American mines the world’s safest and our determination to return every miner home safety after every shift,” said NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn. “This safety milestone confirms the value of our voluntary safety initiatives and our determination to achieve excellence in mine safety and health year after year.”
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