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W.Va. Leads in Coal Mining Deaths for 2012

January 4, 2013

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia led the nation in coal deaths in 2012, accounting for seven of the 19 miners killed on the job in U.S. coal mines, preliminary federal figures show....

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icecream

Jan-04-13 7:54 PM

mikeyd; WV ranked 2nd in all time production: In 1947 and held the record until 2008...

Wyoming was first, in 2008.

2) West Virginia 134,662 12.3% 176,157 1947

Maybe you can find the actual number of miners on Google...

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LoriAA

Jan-04-13 12:28 PM

Isn't Wva one of the largest coal mine states in the country?

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mikeyd

Jan-04-13 8:34 AM

how many miners do we have compared to these other states?

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idliketoknow

Jan-04-13 8:23 AM

I wonder how many truck driver fatalities there were last year while on the job in WV. Or how many heavy equipment operators died at construction sites last year in WV. Writing an article about 7 miner deaths in WV seems kind of arbitrary doesn't it? Surely not an attack on coal because that NEVER happens.

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icecream

Jan-04-13 1:37 AM

Isn't this special for West Virginia to come in first on the worst record of Mining deaths...

"West Virginia led the nation in coal deaths in 2012, accounting for seven of the 19 miners killed on the job in U.S. coal mines, preliminary federal figures show."

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