The US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has launched two online tools to track safety violations commonly associated with mining deaths.

The new programmes will help operators, miners, the MSHA and others to track breaches of standards found by federal mine inspectors while examining underground coal mines.

According to the MSHA, the online tools will also improve its other web-based methods for ensuring operational safely such as monitoring a mine's compliance history, determining its eligibility for a pattern of violations, or the number of substantial violations issued in a given timeframe following a corrective action plan.

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