Data regarding the mining industry was recently released by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. According to the report, 2012 was one of the safest years for miners working in the U.S. Detailed numbers indicated that there were 36 fatalities in the mining industry with two happening in Florida. Other states that saw fatalities due to workplace injuries included Montana with two, New York and Alabama with three a piece, Kentucky with five and West Virginia with seven.
Many industries have workplace safety issues, but one of the most dangerous is the mining sector. A workplace accident can happen to a miner at any time and the damage of potential injuries associated with those accidents vary widely. Mines in Florida can be just as dangerous as any others throughout the nation, and safety regulators have begun to crack down.