No One Accepts Fatalities, Injuries or Illnesses as Cost of Doing Business
- Created: Tuesday, 14 June 2016 14:47
- Published: Tuesday, 14 June 2016 14:47
By R. Brian Hendrix
Our mines and our miners have never been safer. Injury and illness rates across all sectors of the mining industry are at historic lows. The number of fatalities in 2015 dropped 38 percent from 2014. A miner is in a lot more danger driving to work than he is once he’s at work. Mining is not one of the most dangerous occupations in the country any longer. According to the Department of Labor, the injury and illness rates for retail are higher than mining. Retail! That’s amazing.