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West Virginia Mine Safety Academy Observing 40th Year

National Mine Health and Safety Academy

A national mine health and safety academy in West Virginia is observing its 40th year in existence.

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration plans to hold a ceremony Aug. 17 at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver. MSHA chief Joe Main is scheduled to deliver the keynote address.

The facility was dedicated in 1976. It consists of nine different buildings with instructions in roof control, ground control, mine emergency and mine rescue, ventilation, electrical, machinery, industrial hygiene, computer, and underground mine simulation.