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Coal Mine Health and Safety Legislation

Dec 06, 1907

Worst U.S. mine disaster killed 361 miners in Fairmont Coal Company's interconnected Nos. 6 and 8 at Monongah

Nov 20, 1968

Gas and dust explosion occurred in Consolidation Coal Company's No. 9 mine at Farmington killing 78 miners


Legislation declaring black lung a compensatory injury passed in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1969

Dec 30, 1969

The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act was signed into law by Nixon


J. Davitt McAteer became head of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration

Other events that happened on or around 1994

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