- Coal miners are “one of the most vulnerable populations for the virus,” UMWA President
Cecil E. Robertswrites in letter to Mine Safety and Health Administration
- Letter requests MSHA to issue national emergency standards for mine operators to help protect miners from infection
- Miners work in close quarters, often have underlying respiratory conditions, putting them at unique risk from virus, union says
- Some mine operators already taking precautions, but not all; Union seeking standardized, mandatory safety procedures
- “Each mine is doing...