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Resource ID: #23144
Subject: Mining
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Date: 03/12/2006; 0323/2006; 04/23/2006; 05/25/2006; 06/17/2006; 07/13/2006; 08/04/2006; 08/13/2006; 09/03/2006; 12/03/2006; 12/17/2006; 12/22/2006

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Description

This series on mine safety by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette uncovered several problems: with training, mine seals, ventilation, airpacks and fire suppression systems. Reporters Roddy and Twedt found out that the Mine Safety and Health Administration "narrowed its definition of work-related deaths, making its annual death tally artificially low and allowing them to declare that mining was safer than ever."

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