National Miner’s Day:
Observed on December 6th, every year. The day is observed to commemorate the deadliest accident happened in Monongah, West Virginia
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Why National Miner’s Day?
National Miner’s Day is observed to commemorate the deadliest accident happened in Monongah, West Virginia.In this day,we shall honor and look up on the challenges faced by the miners in their day-today life.
How we can Observe National Miner’s Day:
Use this hashtag #Miner’sDay to post on the social media. Our country suffered from major mining disaster like Scofield Mine Disaster, Monongah Mining Disaster, First and second Dawson Disasters, Speculator Mine Disaster, Cheery Mine Disaster, Millfield Mining Disaster between 1880 and 1910.After the implementation of United States Bureau of Mines, there was a considerable drop out in such occurrences. Let us thank our Government and laws for the proactive approach. Greet any miner near your area with a gift and post it as a challenge in a social media.use this hashtag #minerchallenge.
Interesting Facts About National Miner’s Day:
There are around 37 Gold mines and 15 iron mines in the United States. Apart from this, there are two mines operating for Lithium and manganese production respectively. The average number of causalities per year around the world is more or less 30.As of 2017, the average causalities in coal mining industry is 15 in the United States.
China is the largest producer of Coal in the world. Besides, it has the largest number of fatalities when compared with other countries.
Since Mining is the one of the most dangerous trade commodity, the safety of miners is a question mark in most of the countries. There are four types of mining namely Underground, Pit, Placer and in-situ in which Underground mining is more vulnerable to explosions. The average salary of a miner is around $60000.
As of 2016 statistics, there are around 621000 people employed in Mining Industries that includes Coal, Copper, Diamond, Gold and Iron.
There are 52 coal mines in the United States. As of 2016, there are 50000 miners employed in Coal Mining Production.
There are around 20 copper mines in the United States. The three diamond mines in the United States are Crater of Diamonds State Park, Kelsey Lake Diamond Mine and Jastro Winkle Alluvial Diamond Field in which the diamonds are no longer produced in “Crater of Diamonds State Park” mine. However, the only perfect diamond in the world was taken from this mine only.
History of National Miner’s Day:
On December 6, 1906, the worst accident happened in Monongah, West Virginia. The explosion erupted in two mines of the Fairmont Coal company. More than 362 miners those who were trapped inside the mines were proclaimed dead and it is considered as the worst accident happened ever till today. Since public urged to regulate the mining laws, the government formed “United States Bureau of Mines” in 1910 to inspect the mines at regular intervals in order to avoid recurrence of explosions . In addition, several acts like The Coal Mine Health and Safety Act and Federal Mine and Safety Act were enacted to ensure the welfare of Miners. Moreover, to commemorate the sacrifices of innocent souls, the united congress dedicated this day as a national observance in the year 2009. A monument was established in San Giovanni in Fiore in Italy to honor the sacrifices of strong men who lost their lives in the deadly Monongah mining accident. Later,” United States Bureau of Mines” was replaced by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health by the year 1996.