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Coal Mining: The Disasters and the History of Mine Safety and Health Legislation
 
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A public domain video A film about the history of underground coal mining throughout the years. The disasters and the health regulations. -The Monongah Mining Disaster was the worst mining accident in American history; 362 men and young boys were killed in an underground explosion on December 6, 1907 in Monongah, West Virginia. -Following a decade in which the number of coal mining fatalities exceeded 2,000 annually, Congress established the Bureau Of Mines in 1910 as a new agency in the Department of the Interior. The Bureau was to investigate accidents, advise industry, conduct production and safety research, and teach courses in accident prevention, first aid, and mine rescue. However, Congress did not empower the federal inspectors to enter and inspect mines until 1941, and did not authorize a code of federal regulations for mine safety until 1947. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Acts of 1969 and 1977 set greater safety standards for the industry. Where annual mining deaths had numbered more than 1,000 a year in the early part of the 20th century, they decreased to an average of about 500 in the late 1950s. Subscribe - never miss a video! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_S8ZlDCRkMMgc7ciw8X-hg The 20th Century Time Machine takes you back in time to the most important historical events of the past century. Watch documentaries, discussions and real footage of major events that shaped the world we live in today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHAZA5h5cmo
Farmington Coal Mine Explosion West Virginia November 1968 MSHA
 
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At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 1968, an explosion occurred in the Consol No.9 Mine, Mountaineer Coal Company, Division of Consolidation Coal Company, Farmington, Marion County, West Virginia. There were 99 miners in the mine when the explosion occurred, 78 of whom died as a result of the explosion. The other 21 miners survived the explosion and escaped to the surface. The mine was sealed at its surface openings on November 30, 1968. Damage to the mine in the explosion area was extensive, requiring loading of rock falls, replacement of ventilation and transportation facilities, and in some cases new mine entries to bypass extensively caved areas. Investigative activities were continued, in cooperation with the Company, State, and United Mine Workers of America (UMW A) organizations, as mine areas were recovered. Between 1969 and 1978, the bodies of 59 victims were recovered and brought to the surface. Recovery operations ceased and all entrances to the mine were permanently sealed in November 1978, leaving 19 victims buried in the mine and leaving some areas of the mine unexplored. Lessons learned during early evaluation of this disaster were incorporated into the Federal Coal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1969. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, generally referred to as the Coal Act, was more comprehensive and more stringent than any previous Federal legislation governing the mining industry. The Coal Act included surface as well as underground coal mines within its scope, required two annual inspections of every surface coal mine and four at every underground coal mine, and dramatically increased federal enforcement powers in coal mines. The Coal Act also required monetary penalties for all violations, and established criminal penalties for knowing and willful violations. The safety standards for all coal mines were strengthened, and health standards were adopted. The Coal Act included specific procedures for the development of improved mandatory health and safety standards, and provided compensation for miners who were totally and permanently disabled by the progressive respiratory disease caused by the inhalation of fine coal dust pneumoconiosis or "black lung". For more on the history of coal mine safety, go to http://www.msha.gov/AboutMSHA.HTM . This was clipped from the 2004 video, We Are ... MSHA, by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and available at the MSHA website and the Internet Archive.
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Access Your FREE Mining Executive Course Info Kit | Global Training Institute
 
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Gain Instant Access to Your FREE Mining Executive Course Info Tool Kit at http://globaltraining.edu.au/global_training_institute/school-of-civil-construction-and-mining/mining-info/ Global Training Institute Phone: 1800 998 500 | Email: [email protected] | http://globaltraining.edu.au/ Site Senior Executive (SSE) Requirements QLD coal mining legislation requires that anyone wishing to sit the Mines Inspectorate’s SSE Legislation exam must have first completed the risk management competency RIIRIS601A as the pre-requisite, which is awarded on successful completion of this course. As of the 30th June 2011 the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee determined that all persons appointed as a site senior executive (SSE) under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 are required to demonstrate to the Board of Examiners their knowledge of the current Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination (“the SSE examination”) before appointment to the role in accordance with section 54(1) of the Act. In addition they must possess a qualification in risk management in either: RIIRIS601A or commonly known as ‘G3’ MINE7033 or GMIRM Holding a Notice from the Board of Examiners of compliance with this requirement is a prerequisite to taking up duties as an SSE. This includes ‘acting’ as a SSE. Also as of the 30th June 2011 all persons appointed to a SSE role must either: Hold a Notice from the Board of Examiners that they have successfully demonstrated to the Board their knowledge of Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination on the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (“the current legislation”); or On 31 March 2009 the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee determined that all persons appointed as a site senior executive (SSE) under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 are required to demonstrate to the Board of Examiners their knowledge of the current Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination (“the SSE examination”) before appointment to the role. From 30 November 2009 all persons appointed to a SSE role must hold a Notice from the Board of Examiners that they have successfully demonstrated to the Board their knowledge of Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination on the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (“the current legislation”). Holding a Notice from the Board of Examiners of compliance with this requirement is a pre-requisite to taking up duties as an SSE. This includes ‘acting’ as a SSE. http://globaltraining.edu.au/global_training_institute/school-of-civil-construction-and-mining/mining-info/
H.R. 5663, Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010
 
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H.R. 5663, Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 - mars-1:hrs01Ed_W2175_100713 - Rayburn 2175 - Committee on Education and Labor - 2010-07-13 - On Tuesday, July 13, 2010, the Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on "H.R. 5663, the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010." H.R. 5663 will bring our nation's mine health and safety laws up to date, give MSHA the ability to effectively protect miners' lives, hold mine operators accountable for putting their workers in unnecessary danger, and expand protections to all other workers by strengthening OSHA. In April, 29 miners were killed at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia, the worst coal mine disaster in America in 40 years. In the last decade, more than 600 miners have died while working in our nation's mines. Witnesses: PANEL I: Sec. Joe Main, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health U.S. Department of Labor Washington, D.C.; Sec. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health U.S. Department of Labor Washington, D.C.; Patricia Smith, Solicitor of Labor U.S. Department of Labor Washington, D.C. PANEL II: Larry Grayson, Professor of Mine Engineering Penn State University University Park, Pa.; Lynn Rhinehart, General Counsel AFL-CIO Washington, D.C.; Cecil Roberts, President United Mine Workers of America Triangle, Va.; Jonathan Snare, partner; Morgan Lewis testifying on behalf of the Coalition for Workplace Safety; a group of associations and employers Washington, D.C.; Stanley "Goose" Stewart, coal miner Chickasaw Village W.Va.; Bruce Watzman, Senior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs National Mining Association Washington, D.C. Video provided by U.S. House of Representatives.
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H.R. 5663, Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010: Stanley "Goose" Stewart
 
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Stanley "Goose" Stewart, coal miner in Chickasaw Village, testifies at a hearing about H.R. 5663, Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 on July 13, 2010.
Views: 604 EdLabor Democrats
Changes in Mining Regulations
 
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In-depth piece on the political controversy surrounding new proposed changes in coal mine regulations. Washington, DC Correspondent for WTVW-TV Local 7 News, Evansville, IN. Shot, written, and edited by Veronica Rohrmoser. July 2011. Video courtesy of the US Department of Labor and the United Mine Workers of America. INTRO: A NEW PROPOSAL TO BETTER PROTECT THE HEALTH OF COAL MINERS IS KICKING UP DUST ON CAPITOL HILL. CONGRESSMAN LARRY BUCSHON'S FIRST BILL SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE CHALLENGES THE SCIENCE BEHIND NEW PROPOSED REGULATIONS TO PROTECT MINE WORKERS FROM DEVELOPING BLACK LUNG DISEASE. THE NUMBER OF CASES HAS DOUBLED IN THE LAST DECADE AND IS AFFECTING A GROWING NUMBER OF YOUNGER WORKERS. THE PROPOSAL DECREASES THE STANDARD FOR THE AMOUNT OF DUST PARTICLES IN THE AIR BY 75 PERCENT...LOCAL 7'S VERONICA ROHRMOSER...EXPLORES HOW THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS—AND THE BILL TO BLOCK THEM—WILL AFFECT LOCAL COAL MINERS.
Views: 181 Veronica Isham
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Sunshine Mine Fire Disaster Idaho November 1972 MSHA
 
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The Sunshine Mine near Kellogg, ID, was the nation's premier silver producer for many years. In 1972, the mine was nearly 6,000 feet deep, contained hundreds of miles of worked-out areas, and employed nearly 500 people. Because of its depth and the type of host rock for the silver (unburnable quartzite), the general thinking of the day was that fires in mines such as the Sunshine were impossible, because "hard-rock mines don't burn." What wasn't really considered was that timber supports, foam insulation, and mining equipment do burn and that the carbon monoxide gas produced by burning is far more deadly than fire itself. Thus, no one was prepared when, on May 2, 1972, a fire of unknown origin broke out below the 3100 level of the mine. Before long, 173 miners on the day shift were trapped by thick, black smoke. By the time the fire was out, 91 miners had died, and the Sunshine Mine Fire became known as one of the worst mine disasters of the 20th century. After the Sunshine Mine disaster, Congress passed the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), the legislation which currently governs MSHA's activities. The Mine Act amended the 1969 Coal Act in a number of significant ways, and consolidated all federal health and safety regulations of the mining industry, coal as well as non-coal mining, under a single statutory scheme. The Mine Act strengthened and expanded the rights of miners, and enhanced the protection of miners from retaliation for exercising such rights. Mining fatalities dropped sharply under the Mine Act from 272 in 1977 to 86 in 2000. The Mine Act also transferred responsibility for carrying out its mandates from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Labor, and named the new agency the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Additionally, the Mine Act established the independent Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission to provide for independent review of the majority of MSHA's enforcement actions. In 2006, Congress passed the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act (MINER Act). The MINER Act amended the Mine Act to require mine-specific emergency response plans in underground coal mines; added new regulations regarding mine rescue teams and sealing of abandoned areas; required prompt notification of mine accidents; and enhanced civil penalties. For more on the history of mine safety, go to http://www.msha.gov/AboutMSHA.HTM . This was clipped from the 2004 video, We Are ... MSHA, by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and available at the MSHA website and the Internet Archive.
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Silicosis Described 2001 MSHA
 
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Silicosis is an incurable lung disease caused by inhalation of dust that contains free crystalline silica. Overexposure to dust that contains microscopic particles of crystalline silica can cause scar tissue to form in the lungs, which reduces the lungs ability to extract oxygen from the air we breathe. Typical sand found at the beach does not pose a silicosis threat. Despite all efforts to prevent it, silicosis still afflicts tens of millions of workers in hazardous occupations and kills thousands of people every year, everywhere in the world. With its potential to cause progressive and permanent physical disability, silicosis continues to be one of the most important occupational health illnesses in the world. The experience of some countries has convincingly demonstrated that it is possible to reduce significantly the incidence of silicosis with well-organized prevention programs (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States). In the absence of effective specific treatment of silicosis, the only way to protect workers' health is the control of exposure to silica-containing dusts. The successful prevention of silicosis is clearly the result of a range of preventive measures. At the national level, laws and regulations, enforcement of occupational exposure limits and technical standards, technical advisory services, an effective system of inspection, a well-organized reporting system, and a national action programme involving governmental agencies, industry and trade unions constitute the necessary elements of a sound infrastructure which is needed to prevent silicosis successfully. At the enterprise level, application of appropriate technologies to avoid the formation of silica-containing dust, use of engineering methods of dust control, compliance with exposure limits and technical standards, surveillance of the work environment to assess effectiveness of preventive measures, surveillance of workers' health to detect early stages of silicosis, use of personal protective equipment (as a temporary measure), as well as health education, information and training are imperative for successful prevention. For more about silicosis and its prevention, go to http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-108/ . This is clipped from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) 2001 video, A Best Practice Guide to the Milling of Slate (13 minutes). The video is designed to raise awareness of the dust and noise hazards associated with the slate industry. It also shows common methods to control silica dust during work with slate. The video is available from the MSHA website and from Internet Archive.
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Mine Safety
 
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Did you know Mine Inspectors first started going to coal mines in 1912? Learn more about the history of mine safety in Virginia and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy's coal mine safety program.
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H.R. 5663, Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010: Cecil Roberts
 
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Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America, testifies at a hearing about H.R. 5663, Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 on July 13, 2010.
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Dr. Michael McCawley: Health Impacts of Ultrafine Particles from Surface Mining - March 28, 2015
 
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Dr. Michael McCawley's presentation " Public Health Impacts of Ultrafine Particle Exposure from Appalachian Surface Mines", filmed on March 28, 2015, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Charleston, West Virginia. Hosted by the Kanawha Forest Coalition http://www.kanawhaforestcoalition.org http://www.facebook.com/kanawhaforestcoalition "Public Health Impacts of Ultrafine Particle Exposure from Appalachian Surface Mines: An Evidence-Based Foundation for Policy Development" Dr. McCawley graduated with a bachelor's degree in Zoology from George Washington University. He received his master's degree in Environmental Engineering from West Virginia University and a doctorate in Environmental Health from New York University. Dr. McCawley spent over 27 years as a Public Health Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, studying miners’ health, occupational respiratory disease, aerosol measurement and ultrafine particles. While there he worked on projects concerning exposure to wood dust, volcanic ash, diesels, coal mine dust, silica and beryllium. He retired from the US Public Health Service in 2001. He has taught at WVU since 1979, with primary interests in air pollution, aerosols and occupational health. He has developed air sampling equipment and a pulmonary function test. Recently, he has been working on issues related to Marcellus Shale drilling and mountain top mining.
Kukes miners learn about their rights in health and safety at work
 
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Vlahna Village, like many in the region of Kukes, has been highly affected by youth migration, a prevalence of under-employment and informal working practices. However, thanks to new direct investment from abroad, the nearby Vlahna Mine, home to the second largest chromium reserve in Albania and one of the largest in Europe, is being put to productive use once more following its closure in 2006. To ensure the transition from informal to formal employment, 40 miners are receiving training in occupational safety and health as part of their recruitment, to ensure improved working conditions and long-term job security for the local community. The training programme is been realized thanks to the One UN Joint Programme Youth Employment and Migration, funded by the Government of Spain through the MDG Achievement Fund.
NIOSH Proximity System (OMSHR)
 
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NIOSH Proximity System (OMSHR) Mining Safety and Health System
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Mining Skit 4 - Safety
 
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Part 4 of Searchlight Ministries Mining Skits
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Its an Outrage
 
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The Republicans released their proposed budget cuts for FY 2011 on Friday night night. OSHA is one of the agencies that has been targeted - big time. The Republicans are proposing $99 billion in cuts to OSHA from FY 2010 levels ($558. million), a nearly 20% cut. These cuts would cripple the agency. These proposed budget cuts are the most serious attack on OSHA abd safety and health protections in OSHA's 40 year history. During 2010, there were a series of workplace tragedies that have heightened concerns—the coal mine disaster at the Massey Energy Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia that killed 29 miners, an explosion a few days earlier at the Tesoro Refinery in Washington State that killed six workers, and the explosion at the Kleen Energy Plant in Connecticut in February that also claimed the lives of six workers. In 2008, 5,214 workers were killed on the job—an average of 14 workers every day—and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases. More than 4.6 million work-related injuries were reported, but this number understates the problem. The true toll of job injuries is two to three times greater—about 9 to 14 million job injuries each year. For more, go to http://16deathsperday.com/ .
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Mining Safety Presentation at 2013 Boy Scouts Jamboree
 
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Volunteer David Blake giving a demonstration at the safety table in the SME booth.
An agreement to improve health and safety in the mines signed
 
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Government, mine bosses and trade unions have signed a new pact to improve health and safety in the mines over the next decade. The agreement was signed at the end of the two day Mine Health & Safety Summit in Johannesburg. The summit was convened by Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.
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The energy 202: mining agency hopes you read its website to comment on deregulation
 
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The energy 202: mining agency hopes you read its website to comment on deregulation Please subscribe and enjoy more: https://goo.gl/f1PsGD THE LIGHTBULB A bulldozer operates atop a coal mound at the CCI Energy Slones Branch Terminal in Shelbiana, Kentucky. Photo by Luke SharrettGetty Images Some government accountability and labor groups are concerned about the way a federal miningsafety agency is going about soliciting comments for regulations to put on the chopping block. In February, President Trump issued an executive order requiring the U.S. government to eliminate two regulations for every new one created. To comply with that twoforone order, most parts of the federal government, such as the Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department, filed a formal notice with the Federal Register, the official journal of the federal government, which lists new and proposed rule changes. But one agency eyed for significant regulatory overhaul under Trump, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, decided to forgo taking suggestions there. Instead, the MSHA posted an email address on its website to solicit suggestions for rules to cut. For some Trump critics, the lack of formal notice in the Federal Register marks another example of  lack of transparency from the administration. Meanwhile, MSHA and outside administrative law experts said the omission was perfectly legal. “After the tragic deaths of 14 coal miners this year, its troubling that the Trump administration is taking shortcuts to roll back safety protections for coal workers,” said Anne Harkavy, executive director of the watchdog group Democracy Forward. Federal law requires a public process in rulemaking, and if the Administration acts on secret comments directly affecting the safety of our nations coal miners that would be dangerous, and likely unlawful. Phil Smith, director of communications and governmental affairs at the United Mine Workers of America, said of the push to eliminate existing mine safety rules, “It’s very troubling, because there isn’t a single mine safety health regulation that wasn’t promulgated without death or injury to a miner. Smith called it “crazy” that the administration had adopted an approach where for “every regulation to protect miners lives they get rid of two of them that he says provide crucial protections to miners lives. The fact that MSHA did not provide more public notice, he added, “tells me the Mine Safety Health Administration recognized that, and therefore they’re not being very forthcoming about getting rid regulations that are protecting miners’ lives.” MSHA spokeswoman Amy Louviere said that the email is one way the MSHA is accepting input from stakeholders, without elaborating. “The Department of Labor fully complies with all public notice requirements in the Administrative Procedure Act,” Louviere said. She added that “the comments will be published on the MSHA website.” A search of the Federal Register found one notice from the Labor Department requesting suggestions for regulations to cut under the February executive order. That request, from Labors Wage and Hour Division, targeted minimum wage and overtime requirements across sectors of the economy.   Administrative law experts describe the decision to forgo publishing in the Federal Register as perhaps unusual, but not illegal. Noting that posting in the Federal Register “may be more regular, more what people are used to,” Jeffrey Lubbers, an administrative law professor at American University, said that “there’s no legal requirement that they do it that.” Richard J. Pierce, Jr., a George Washington University law professor specializing in administrative law, agreed. “Theres no prescribed format” for soliciting comments, he said. Michael Wright, who directs the United Steelworkers’ Health, Safety Environment Department, said that while they see the lowkey notice as an attempt by Trump appointees to advance “the Trump political agenda,” he thinks the effort will bear little fruit. “Any change they make would have to be subject to a public rulemaking process, and there’s strong explicit language in the Mine Act which says they cannot change any mandatory standard in a way that would diminish protection,” Wright said. “It’s quite forceful.” Despite Trump’s rhetorical focus on bring back coalmining jobs while on the campaign trail, it took the president until September to nominate a new assistant secretary to oversee MSHA, a division of the Labor Department. Trump’s choice, David Zatezalo, was formerly an executive at Rhino Resources, a coalmining company that was issued two “pattern of violations” warning letters from MSHA in 2010 and 2011, according to the Charleston GazetteMail. In its guidance for following Trump’s twooutonein order, the Office of Management and Budget did not explicitly instruct agencies such as the MSHA to file with the Federal Register. Juliet Eilperin contributed reporting. Firefighting helicopters worked to c
Senate Confirms Former Mine Executive To Be In Charge Of Mine Safety
 
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The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Mine Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday, even though the nominee once ran a coal company that repeatedly violated mine safety laws. Senators voted 52-46 along party lines to make David Zatezalo the assistant secretary for mine safety and health, a top position at the Labor Department. Zatezalo will be in charge of enforcing the same regulations that were broken by Rhino Resources, the company where he served as chief executive. Zatezalo fits a long-running pattern with the Trump administration, of nominees being chosen to run agencies that they previously stood across from. During his confirmation hearing last month, Zatezalo acknowledged the safety failures from when he was at Rhino, saying he wasn’t “proud” of them and tried to deal with them at the time. “I did not try to lawyer up and stop anything from happening,” he told senators. “You know, if you haven’t done your job, we should be big kids and deal with it as such.” Zatezalo started his career as a rank-and-file miner but worked his way up to the top of the industry. When he was the chief executive of Rhino, one of the company’s mines was nearly placed on MSHA’s dreaded “pattern of violations” list after a series of safety lapses. The list is typically reserved for the industry’s worst offenders. In 2011, Rhino was fined $44,500 after one of its mine foremen was killed in a wall collapse inside a West Virginia mine. Around the same time, MSHA accused one of Rhino’s mines in Kentucky of trying to hamper safety inspections by MSHA officials. After years of relatively tough enforcement from the Obama administration, coal operators will now have someone from their own ranks in charge of doling out citations and fines. MSHA’s inspection and investigation work is done by career employees, not political appointees, but as MSHA’s chief, Zatezalo will ultimately decide how aggressive the agency is in cracking down on unsafe mines. Mine safety advocates previously told HuffPost that they are skeptical of regulators plucked from the industry but plan to give Zatezalo the benefit of the doubt. In a phone interview with HuffPost in September, Zatezalo said his close relationships with coal operators shouldn’t be a concern. “I don’t agree with that,” he said at the time. “People can say what they’re going to say. Actions speak louder than words.” Mining deaths have been trending downward in recent years as the coal industry has shed jobs, but there’s been an uptick in fatalities this year. Twelve U.S. miners were killed on the job through August, compared with eight over the same period the previous year. There has also been a resurgence of black lung disease in several pockets of Appalachia. Zatezalo said during his confirmation hearing that he was concerned with the number of black lung cases. He said he didn’t want to scale back regulations adopted in 2014 to decrease the amount of coal and silica dust in mines, which lead to black lung and the respiratory disease known as silicosis. “I would not propose any reduction in the enforcement,” he said. “I would not see that diminish in any way.”
The Creation of NIOSH in 1970 NIOSH 1996
 
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the US federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by gathering information, conducting scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products and services, including scientific information products, training videos, and recommendations for improving safety and health in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created both NIOSH and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services. The Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977 delegated additional authority to NIOSH for coal mine health research. For more, go to the NIOSH website http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/about.htmlat . This clip is from the 1996 video "The Unfinished Agenda: NIOSH's First 25 years and Beyond" produced by filmmaker Abby Ginzberg (http://abbyginzbergfilms.org/Welcome.html) for NIOSH at a time that some Republicans in Congress were trying to eliminate the Agency as part of an anti-government agenda. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) commemorated their 25th anniversary to highlight the progress made since 1971 in protecting workers from job-related injuries and illnesses, and to note the challenges that still lie ahead. OSHA and NIOSH were created under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, a bipartisan measure enacted on Dec. 29, 1970, and signed by President Richard M. Nixon. OSHA and NIOSH began operations on April 29, 1971. NIOSH conducts research to identify the causes of work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities, evaluate the hazards of new technologies and work practices, and create ways to control hazards so that workers are protected. NIOSH also supports university programs to train occupational safety and health professionals for the Nation and makes recommendations regarding occupational safety and health standards. For more on the important and invaluable work of NIOSH, go to their website at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ . The entire 1996 video is also posted to my YouTube channel.
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Mines Safety 2012
 
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Views: 57 Gurjeev Anand
China’s work safety conditions improving
 
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The State Administration of Work Safety says China’s work safety conditions have improved in the first half of 2014. In the second half of the year, the administration will focus on several major areas, including the inspection of oil and gas pipelines, and promoting coal mine safety production.
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Senate Confirms Former Mine Executive To Be In Charge Of Mine Safety
 
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The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Mine Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday, even though the nominee once ran a coal company that repeatedly violated mine safety laws. Senators voted 52-46 along party lines to make David Zatezalo the assistant secretary for mine safety and health, a top position at the Labor Department. Zatezalo will be in charge of enforcing the same regulations that were broken by Rhino Resources, the company where he served as chief executive. Zatezalo fits a long-running pattern with the Trump administration, of nominees being chosen to run agencies that they previously stood across from. During his confirmation hearing last month, Zatezalo acknowledged the safety failures from when he was at Rhino, saying he wasn’t “proud” of them and tried to deal with them at the time. “I did not try to lawyer up and stop anything from happening,” he told senators. “You know, if you haven’t done your job, we should be big kids and deal with it as such.” Zatezalo started his career as a rank-and-file miner but worked his way up to the top of the industry. When he was the chief executive of Rhino, one of the company’s mines was nearly placed on MSHA’s dreaded “pattern of violations” list after a series of safety lapses. The list is typically reserved for the industry’s worst offenders. In 2011, Rhino was fined $44,500 after one of its mine foremen was killed in a wall collapse inside a West Virginia mine. Around the same time, MSHA accused one of Rhino’s mines in Kentucky of trying to hamper safety inspections by MSHA officials. After years of relatively tough enforcement from the Obama administration, coal operators will now have someone from their own ranks in charge of doling out citations and fines. MSHA’s inspection and investigation work is done by career employees, not political appointees, but as MSHA’s chief, Zatezalo will ultimately decide how aggressive the agency is in cracking down on unsafe mines. Mine safety advocates previously told HuffPost that they are skeptical of regulators plucked from the industry but plan to give Zatezalo the benefit of the doubt. In a phone interview with HuffPost in September, Zatezalo said his close relationships with coal operators shouldn’t be a concern. “I don’t agree with that,” he said at the time. “People can say what they’re going to say. Actions speak louder than words.” Mining deaths have been trending downward in recent years as the coal industry has shed jobs, but there’s been an uptick in fatalities this year. Twelve U.S. miners were killed on the job through August, compared with eight over the same period the previous year. There has also been a resurgence of black lung disease in several pockets of Appalachia. Zatezalo said during his confirmation hearing that he was concerned with the number of black lung cases. He said he didn’t want to scale back regulations adopted in 2014 to decrease the amount of coal and silica dust in mines, which lead to black lung and the respiratory disease known as silicosis. “I would not propose any reduction in the enforcement,” he said. “I would not see that diminish in any way.”
Views: 9 TREY GOWDY NEWS
Oakey Coal health effects.wmv
 
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Health effects of having an open cut coal mine near Oakey. The effects of heavy equipment using diesel at open cut coal fines. Coal dust and associated air pollution kills and maims those exposed to it. Coal mines around Oakey, Toowoomba, Jondaryan, Felton, Pittsworth, and Clifton are a death sentence to those who live close by.
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Rep. Miller calls for mine safety legislation - 11.2.2011
 
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Rep. George Miller (D-CA), the senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce, gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2011 regarding miner safety. Miller is coauthor of the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act (H.R. 1579) and, as chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, held the only congressional hearings into the tragedy that included the voices of the families and the miners of Upper Big Branch. For more information and a full transcript of Rep. Miller's remarks, visit: http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/press-release/miller-99-lives-were-put-danger-while-massey-and-1-walked-away-195-million
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Blind Chinese Coal Miner Teaches Safety to Fellow Workers
 
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For more news and videos visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://facebook.com/NTDTelevision China's mining industry is poorly regulated. Thousands of miners die every year in accidents. Now one miner, the victim of an accident himself, is trying to make a difference, holding classes to educate fellow miners in safety regulations. China has the largest coal mining industry in the world, employing around 5 million people. It's also the most dangerous, with the death toll from mining-related accidents estimated to be as high as 20 thousand per year. Song Dejin was one of the lucky ones. Nine years ago, he escaped from an explosion and gas fire at the mine where he worked—but the accident left him blind. Song eventually came to terms with his injury—and decided to use it to make a difference. He now runs safety training courses for fellow miners. It's an area where authorities and mine owners often fail. [Song Dejin, Mine Security Officer]: "Every miner must put safety first when working in the mine." Those who attend his lectures acknowledge Song's authority on the subject. [Lun Yan, East China Sea Coal Mine]: "After I became a gas inspector in the mine, I have taken security training courses from Song Dejin. Song has based his lectures on his own experiences." And believe it or not Song still works in the mining industry. His commitment to teaching safety is a long term project. [Song Dejin, Mine Security Officer]: "I'll be 60 next year and about to retire, but I would keep on with the lectures for the sake of the miners and their families." A project that can make a difference to one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.
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MSHA Fines on the Rise
 
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Scotia Mine Explosion 1976 Part 5 of 5
 
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Scotia Mine Explosion 1976 Part 5 of 5 Letcher County notes the tragic mine explosions that occurred at Scotia Mine in 1976. The accidents are noted as being one of the worst mine disasters in U.S. history. When industrial coal mining came to the mountains of southeastern Kentucky in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it brought both positives and negatives. On the one hand, mining operations brought a steady paycheck to those who had largely lived by the alternating fortunes of farming. Conversely, the mines brought a sense of employment dependence and often unsafe working conditions. By the mid-1900s, mining safety had improved drastically from just a few years before. Battery powered lamps had replaced carbide lanterns and continuous automated mining equipment had taken over for the pick and shovel and draft animals. But, due to the nature of the work, accidents still injured miners. The Scotia Mine began operations in 1962 and was a subsidiary of the Blue Diamond Coal Company. It was located in the Ovenfork Community of Letcher County, about fourteen miles northeast of the town of Cumberland (Harlan County, Kentucky). On March 9, 1976, at approximately 11:45 a.m., an explosion caused by coal dust and gasses rocked the Scotia mine. Two days later, a second explosion happened. The first explosion killed fifteen miners; the second killed eleven. Investigators believed that the explosions were caused by methane gasses that were ignited by a spark caused by a battery-powered locomotive or another electric device. A lack of ventilation figured prominently in the accidents. The explosions at Scotia led to the passage of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. This law strengthened the previously passed 1969 act, which, at the time, had been the most significant legislation on mine safety ever adopted in the U.S. The 1977 law also moved the Mine Safety and Health Administration from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Labor.
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Massey Energy Safety Video From 2010 Bradbury Award Presentation
 
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Massey Energy Safety Video from 2010 Bradbury Award Presentation including interviews with previous winners. Also includes footage from Sentinels of Safety presentation, where Massey Energy received three awards from MSHA and NMA.
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Dust Diseases in the Workplace 1960s
 
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This is clipped from, The Air We Breathe in Industrial Environments, a 16 minute US Bureau of Mines film from 1972. A good resource for current information on silicosis and other workplace dust diseases is the World health Organization's website at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs238/en/index.html
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Health and safety secrets shared in the industry
 
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A health and safety project from private-sector employer organisa- tion the Chamber of Mines (CoM), called the Mining Industry Occupational Health and Safety Learning Hub, encourages top health and safety performers in the South African industry to share their leading practices with other mining companies.
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Mine Rescue Training Center
 
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In an effort to reduce accidents, fatalities and mining-related illnesses, Ohio miners and contractors are trained to recognize and respond to safety and health hazards.
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DGMS Video
 
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Upper Big Branch Families
 
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The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration met with the families of the victims of the Upper Big Branch Explosion before last week's public briefing about the cause of the disaster. While some of the information is tough to hear, Gary Quarles has attended every meeting so far. Jessica Lilly reports that going through a public investigation is a battle for Quarles whose only son died in Upper Big Branch. But unfortunately it's not the only fight he's had to wage.
2476. Montcoal, West Virginia (Alan “Cathead” Johnson cover)
 
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On April 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm a coal dust explosion occurred at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine located at Montcoal in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Twenty-nine out of thirty-one miners at the site were killed. The accident was the worst in the United States since 1970, when 38 miners were killed at Finley Coal Company's No. 15 and 16 mines in Hyden, Kentucky. A state funded independent investigation later found Massey Energy directly responsible for the blast. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released its final report on December 6, 2011, concluding that flagrant safety violations contributed to the explosion. It issued 369 citations at that time, assessing $10.8 million in penalties. Alpha Natural Resources, which had bought Massey Energy in 2011, settled its corporate criminal liabilities with the U.S. Attorney for $209 million. The CEO of Massey Energy at the time of the disaster, Don Blankenship, was convicted in 2015 of conspiring to willfully violate safety standards, but was found not guilty of charges of securities fraud and making false statements. As Tony Oppegard points out below Blankenship served one year in federal prison for his crime, and is now waging a one-man publicity campaign about the alleged injustice of his conviction, claiming he was singled out for prosecution because he is a Republican (not because 29 miners were killed) and that the explosion was an "Act of God" caused by a sudden influx of methane through the mine floor. So far his appeals have been rejected. Alan "Cathead" Johnson wrote this tribute to the fallen miners shortly after the tragedy. You can hear his rendition here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S246-A8sis and a later one by his daughter, Stacey Grubb, with Johnson singing harmony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuKLTG2P-H0 This song was suggested by Tony Oppegard. Lyrics and chords of this song can be found here: http://www.raymondfolk.com/page/Montcoal%2C+West+Virginia+%28Alan+%22Cathead%22+Johnson%29 You can see a playlist of my mining songs here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CF909DA14CE415DF For lyrics and chords of all my songs, please see my website: http://raymondfolk.wikifoundry.com
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MSHA Regulations - How Can Contractors Get Compliant?
 
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http://www.minesafetycenter.com Kim Redding from Mine Safety Center discusses MSHA training and regulations in Part 3 of the series on MSHA & Contractors.
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Mine Safety Hearing: Dennis O'Dell
 
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Dennis O'Dell, a former miner and the Safety and Health Director for the United Mine Workers of America, testifies at a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing examining two mine safety bills, H.R. 2768, the S-MINER Act, and H.R. 2769, The Miner Health Enhancement Act of 2007, on July 26, 2007.
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Reducing the Growing Backlog of Contested Mine Safety Cases: Joe Main
 
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Joe Main, Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, testifies at a hearing on Reducing the Growing Backlog of Contested Mine Safety Cases on February 23, 2010.
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Reducing the Growing Backlog of Contested Mine Safety Cases: Cecil Roberts
 
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Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America, testifies at a hearing on Reducing the Growing Backlog of Contested Mine Safety Cases on February 23, 2010.
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River Beds
 
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Dr Karl discusses the dramatic side effects of coal mining on river beds.
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Zircon Job Site Safety Center
 
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The Job Site Safety Center™ Working in remote industrial locations, from oil rigs to coal mines to construction sites in developing countries, is dangerous. The question is not if your employees will get hurt on the job but when and how severely? Studies prove that immediate and appropriate treatment of workplace medical emergencies decreases both the duration and severity of injuries. Keeping lifesaving equipment handy on site ensures that injured workers receive the timely treatment they need to quickly return to the business at hand. Zircon's Job Site Safety Center™ (JSSC) is a modified and insulated portable steel cargo container fully outfitted with the supplies and equipment needed to treat injuries most common to your industry and location, and labeled with the universal symbols signifying that emergency equipment is present.
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Iran: Mine workers protest against IRI's Hasan Rouhani outside Yort mine following explosion.
 
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Iran: May 7, 2017: Mine workers protest against the Islamic Republic of Iran's President Hasan Rouhani outside Yort (Yurt) mine following the May 3rd explosion that have killed about 35 workers and inured tens of others. Workers stopped Rouhani's expressed their anger and frustration with continued systemic denial of their most basic rights, nonpayment of their wages for months, harsh and unbearable working conditions and lack of the most basic workplace health and safety standards including all mining safety protocols and regulations. There have been growing tensions and outrage among the coworkers and families of those who lost their lives and got injured as the result of this preventable tragedy. More information: #Iranian government & employers responsible for the tragedy at #ZemestanYort mine http://bit.ly/2qPsP4X http://aawl.org.au/content/scores-iranian-workers-killed-coal-mine International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI) [email protected] www.workers-iran.org https://www.facebook.com/IASWI https://twitter.com/IASWIinfo
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Bankola Colliery 2no Incline
 
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International Mining Day: Ensuring miners safety in Pakistan
 
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According to the International Labour Organization, the death rate according to production of per tonne from the mines of Balochistan is the highest in the world. http://tribune.com.pk/story/136709/the-forsaken-miners-of-balochistan/
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Consol Energy Raises Its 2011 Coal Production Target, Shares Up 3.5%
 
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Consol Energy Inc (NYSE:CNX) reported its coal business had a "very good" Q1, leading to a boost in its 2011 production target to 60 to 62 million tons, up from its earlier target of 59 to 61 million tons. Consol also said it had drilled 13 horizontal wells in the Marcellus shale in the first quarter, putting it ahead of schedule for a total of 70 wells for the year. The first two wells it drilled on acreage acquired from Dominion "appear to be very substantial," the company said. Consol Energy has a potential upside of 17.6% based on a current price of $50.70 and an average consensus analyst price target of $59.62.
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importance of coal mining in south africa
 
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Sludge Safety Project Press Conference on Underground Coal Slurry Injection Ban Bills
 
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On Tuesday, February 22nd in Charleston, West Virginia, the Sludge Safety Project held a press conference for their underground coal slurry injection ban bills (SB 248; HB 2850) collectively titled Alternative Coal Slurry Disposal Act. Stephanie Tyree, coordinator of the Sludge Safety Project for OHVEC, discussed the status of the bills, specifically HB 2850. Rawl resident Lucy Chafin spoke about damaging health effects on her family, self and community, which she blames on contaminated well water tainted with coal slurry. Junior Walk of Coal River Mountain Watch discussed his displeasure with Monday's House Judiciary Committee meeting that weakened HB 2850 thanks to Del. Woody Ireland's amendment that stripped the bill of it's language that requires a ban on underground coal slurry injection once permits expire. The amendment had HUGE bipartisan support. The bill in its current form now only serves as an incentive that gives coal companies that comply up tp 50%off of their corporate net income tax for their investment in alternate disposal of coal waste. Acting Senate President Jeff Kessler, Dels. Barbara Fleischauer, Mike Manypenny, and Danny Wells, all supporters of the Alternative Coal Slurry Disposal Act, also spoke at the press event. It is critical that supporters contact House Finance Chair Harry Keith White at (304) 340-3230 or [email protected] and ask that he table this bill because of MAJOR CONCERNS regarding coal slurry being found in wells which many, including the scientific community, believe is a result of underground coal slurry injection. Not to mention call because you support safe drinking water and healthy communities. Also ask him to push his committee to reinsert language that REQUIRES a ban on underground injection of coal slurry once permits expire.
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