In safety news:

U.S. mining deaths dropped to a record low in 2015, with 28 fatalities for the year. MSHA announced its preliminary data in a release on Tuesday, stating that the figure represents a huge drop from 2014’s 45 deaths and 2015 will go down as the first year ever recorded that mining deaths dropped below 30. The agency cited its own efforts, closures of coal mines in recent years, and safety enhancements as the forces behind the decline.

Read more from MSHA here.

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