Latest Numbers Show Unionized Coal Mines Safer, More Productive than Nonunion Operations

Mar 30, 2015
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Data analyzed by SNL Energy's Taylor Kuykendall and Hira Fawad suggests underground coal mines in Appalachia that have unionized are not only safer, but also more productive.

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By combining the past two years of health and safety data from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration and union status data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, SNL Energy found that underground mines in Central and Northern Appalachia produced about 94,091 tons of coal for every injury reported in 2013 compared to 71,110 tons at nonunion mines.

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