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Chapter : Mine Safety and Health Administration
Mine Safety and Health Administration
- INTRODUCTION 883
- CONGRESSIONAL ACTION 885
- INFORMATION SOURCES 885
In 1910, following a decade in which the number of coal mine fatalities exceeded 2,000 annually, Congress established the Bureau of Mines as a new agency in the Interior Department. The bureau was charged with the responsibility of conducting research and reducing accidents in the coal mining industry, but the agency was given no inspection authority until 1941, when Congress empowered federal inspectors to enter mines. In 1947 Congress authorized the formulation of the first code of federal regulations for mine safety. The Federal Coal ...