An­other safer year in coal min­ing with record-low 9 deaths.

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

The na­tion’s coal mines are near­ing a new low mark for on-the-job deaths for the third year in a row and have a chance to keep the num­ber of fa­tal ac­ci­dents in sin­gle dig­its for the first time.

With just a day left in 2016, U.S. coal mines had recorded nine deaths. West Vir­ginia had four. Ken­tucky had two deaths and there was one each in Alabama, Illi­nois and Penn­syl­va­nia.

The low num­bers are attributed to fewer coal min­ing jobs and safety en­force­ment. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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