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The quest for safety in Wyoming coal mines

Commentary by Phil Roberts November 12, 2013 November 12, 2013

Accidents have plagued Wyoming coal mines since territorial times, when mines lacked many of the safety features required in today’s mines.

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Wyoming miner killed at Black Thunder coal mine

August 16, 2013

WyoFile has confirmed that a coal miner was killed early this morning at the Black Thunder mine in southern Campbell County. Killed was Jacob Dowdy, …

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Wyoming should recognize Workers Memorial Day

April 25, 2013

Sunday April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, a day set aside each year to remember workers killed on the job, and the families they leave …

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Worker advocates slam state for timid response to workplace fatalities

January 6, 2012

Two worker advocacy groups say that, for 10 years, Wyoming and industry leaders have failed to take the carnage of workplace fatalities seriously, and they’re …