ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the state a $42,800 grant to promote mine safety.
The money -- from the federal agency's Mine Safety and Health Administration -- is intended to be used for instruction in various areas, such as noise abatement and dealing with medical emergencies at remote mining sites. Federal officials hope the training will reduce mine fatalities and injuries.
Alaska has approximately 96 active mines and more than 1,400 miners.
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