Each year on December 6, the National Mining Association and CORESafety join others in celebrating National Miners Day in recognition of the skill, dedication and hard work shown by miners throughout America.
It’s the day on which we acknowledge what those individuals are doing to provide the many critical materials that we all use in our daily lives. It’s also the day that we recommit to doing what we can to improve the safety and health of all miners on the job.
National Miners Day was designated by Congress in 2009 to remember those lost in the worst mining disaster in American history. The tragedy occurred in Monongah, West Virginia, on December 6, 1907, in Fairmont Coal Co.’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines. The explosion claimed the lives of 362 people.
CORESafety encourages you to salute the hard work, sacrifice and dedication of the hundreds of thousands of people who work in America’s 13,000+ mines. Getting every miner home safely at the end of every day — that’s the ultimate mission of the NMA, CORESafety, MSHA and many other organizations throughout America.
- Department of Labor Blog: The Best Way to Honor Miners
- Congressional Resolution: Designating December 6 as National Miners Day
- National Mining Association website — click here
- CORESafety website — click here
- On December 15, 2022