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NATIONAL MINERS DAY – December 6

National Miner's Day - December 6

NATIONAL MINERS DAY

This day was created as a day of reflection when we can show appreciation for the sacrifices, honor the accomplishments and remember the tragedies that these hard working individuals experienced.  Mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in America and the miners put their lives at risk each and every day as they contend with health and safety issues as well as their uncertainty of the future.

National Miners Day is celebrated annually on December 6. 

Everyday products that we use are made up from raw materials that have been extradited from the mines and are a result of the work of the miners therefore they play a much more important role in our lives than most people realize.

The Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 as well as the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 were created to oversee the safety and health of all miners. 

http://www.minersday.org/

Happy National Miners Day!

NATIONAL MINERS DAY HISTORY

National Miners Day, an “unofficial” national holiday marks the anniversary of the worst mining accident in history,s of 362 miners. resulting in the death  On December 6, 1907, hundreds of miners were killed in Monongah W. Va.   In 2009, Congress proclaimed that each December 6 would be recognized as National Miners Day.

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