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Australia has higher mining death rate than Iran

02 October 2014

According to Australian Mining, comparisons between the death rates in mines in Australia and Iran show the former has the higher death rate. Figures from Iran’s Lorestan University of Medical Science apparently show that one miner dies every 16 days in Iran, with 5,600 operating mines in the country.

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So far this year, Australian Mining said it had counted 12 mining workers who have died while at work or in camp, giving an average of one mining worker dying every 15 days. Australia has 446 operating mines.

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