Mining accidents under microscope after poor numbers in 2013

Feb 05 2014

Mining accidents are usually tragic — although you could replace the term “mining” with any other industry that involves heavy machinery or hard labor, and the statement would remain true. This is why workers’ compensation is so important for people in the construction and mining industries. They work in an area that is inherently dangerous, where heavy materials and powerful machines are lifted, loaded and operated. If anything goes wrong, these huge objects can catastrophically or fatally injure a worker. This isn’t to say that other workplaces have less of a need for workers’ compensation benefits. But in these dangerous…

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