Miners’ death tolls have increased in the past decades despite safety rules in the coal mining industry being strictly implemented. Lawmakers have been firm about the regulations, but still numerous tragedies have happened.
A majority of coal miners working underground have no knowledge about safety and preventive measures, so when accidents occur they have no idea how to handle situations. Unfortunately, hundreds of them get injured or die.
One example of such an unfortunate event happened in Kentucky on Dec. 7, 1981. Read about this shocking tragedy here.