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CaverStretch



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:29 pm    Post subject: Kennecott Copper Reply with quote

An article of interest about Kennecott Copper Mine:

http://sltrib.com/ci_3591823
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clitchford



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With all the mining accidents that have been publicized in the media I am guessing that they will take their time before they start going underground.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Switching their mine to underground operations is a major step. It'll be interesting to see what happens in the next 10 years. They were slated to start closing operations in 2020.

Check out with statistic I found on www.msha.gov

Fatalities and Injuries for All Mining (Coal & Noncoal)
Year .....Average Annual Deaths..... Average AnnualInjuries
1936-1940 ......1,546 .....................81,342
1941-1945 ......1,592 .....................82,825
1946-1950 ......1,054 .....................63,367
1951-1955 ......690 ........................38,510
1956-1960 ......550 ........................28,805
1961-1965 ......449 ........................23,204
1966-1970 ......426 ........................22,435
1971-1975 ......322 ........................33,963
1976-1980 ......254 ........................41,220
1981-1985 ......174 ........................24,290
1986-1990 ......122 ........................27,524
1991-1999 ......93 ..........................21,351

Now imagine what it was like in the 1800's or in a country with no mining laws. I think China averages 5000 mining deaths a year.

It's a dangerous world. Hopefully one day it will be 100 percent safe, but that's along ways out.
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