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As can be seen in Figure 1 below, the number of mining disaster incidents and fatalities has leveled off in the past 30 years, but the number of mining disasters and incidents remains unacceptably high in view of the enormous amount of resources and legislation aimed at eliminating these events.
Figure 1. Mining Disaster Incidents and Fatalities: 1900-2006.
Note: A mining disaster is defined as an incident with 5 or more fatalities.
Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2007[continue]
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