May 27 2011
Contact: Amy Louviere
Phone: (202) 693-9423
Release Number 11-7817-NAT
MSHA urges outdoor enthusiasts to steer clear of mines and quarries
ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration marked the upcoming weekend's unofficial start of summer with its annual warning to outdoor enthusiasts who may stray - knowingly or otherwise - onto mine property. Each year, numerous children and adults are injured or killed while engaging in recreational pursuits at active and abandoned mine sites around the country.