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Is Rampant Drug use Causing Mine Safety Violations to Rise?

Is drug use causing mine safety violations to rise? In the second year of the new drug testing program, WV state mine safety officials have pulled the certification of 555 coal miners for drug, substance, and alcohol abuse since January of last year, averaging more than one a day. The numbers may actually be higher since union miners have an opportunity to go through an arbitration process prior to suspension. [...]

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