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The tragedies of the mining explosions in the south have been well documented by other writers here at the Injuryboard.

Mine Inspections Increase In The Wake Of West Virginia Disaster, Bret Hanna | April 24, 2010 8:23 PM

Mine Tragedy in West Virginia Highlights Work Safety Issues, David Mittleman | April 11, 2010 5:24 PM

Coal Mine Operator Has Terrible Safety Record; Little Regulation, Mike Ferrara | April 11, 2010 8:45 PM

Negligence at West Virginia Coal Mine Months Before Blast; President Honors Victims, Brett Emison | April 25, 2010 11:42 PM

The stories go on and on, connecting the conditions, and the loss of life, and how the defenses that are now being claimed were evident back when safety was ignored and owners were trying to buy justice.

It was great news to hear that Minnesota’s iron mining industry saw zero fatalities in 2009. Hopefully, it’s a sign of things being done correctly. With all of the economic talk , it’s great to hear of safety being observed because the reality is that less accidents saves money. It also adds to the quality of life for all of us.

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