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Abandoned Mine Deaths Down in 2011 and 2012
July 18, 2013 |

Between 2001 and 2010 abandon mine deaths in the United States were running between 20 and 30 per year. The death toll for 2011 and 2012 was 5 and 15 deaths, respectively. Since 2000, Ohio has been the state with the most abandoned mine deaths. In 2012, Ohio had six deaths in six separate incidents.

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