Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other


Mine Safety and Health At a Glance: Fiscal Year

Safety and health in America’s mining industry made significant strides during the 20th century and over the last 44 years in particular. In 1978, the first year the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) operated under the new Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, 242 miners died in mining accidents. MSHA continues to work to reduce injuries, illnesses and death through strong enforcement as well as active outreach, education and training, and technical support to the mining industry.

U.S Mining Fatalities FY 1978-2023

MSHA’s Mine Safety and Health at a Glance page is updated biannually.
Last updated: October 18, 2023.

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Original article published by MSHA