by mark savit

Those of us who have been involved in the industry over relatively long periods (in my case, a mere 48 years) are familiar with the ups and downs of mining. The coal sector is having a tough time and this page is hardly the place to address all the issues that have combined to cause it. But it is an appropriate place to address the effect of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations on the industry’s ability to take advantage of improving technology in the safety arena.
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