Surface Mining

MSHA Report: Miner Died When Ejected From Bulldozer In Mingo County

A 73-year-old miner, with 53 years of experience, was ejected from a bulldozer he was operating. That’s according to a preliminary report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration on the death of William Mapes on Sunday.

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March 11, 1939: West Virginia Becomes First State to Pass Law on Surface Mining

On March 11, 1939, the West Virginia Legislature passed the state’s first law regulating surface mining. Once referred to as strip mining, surface mining…

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