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    :: Monday, October 16, 2006 ::

    US: Coal Mine Deaths Reach 40 - Confined Space
    Twenty-two coal miners were killed on the job in all of last year, but this year's death toll has already reached 40 with the death of Jerry McKinney, 56 Thursday at the Jim Walter mine in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. McKinney was killed when material fell from the roof at the underground mine. It was the second death this year at the Jim Walter mine.
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