10 Deadliest Hazards for Miners

Throughout much of the 20'" century. hundreds of miners died every single year. Given some of the hazards present in mines throughout the United States—including powerful machinery. darkened tunnels. and combustible materials—it's not hard to see the danger these workers face every time they start their shift. Mining has become a safer occupation in recent years. but challenges remain. Here's a look at mining fatality statistics, with tips and resources for keeping miners safe on the job.