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MINING.com reported that over 20 coal pits have been shut down by Mexico’s labor ministry as a result of an investigation into illegal child labor. Mines in Coahuila are known for being particularly unsafe.

MINING.com reported that over 20 coal pits have been shut down by Mexico’s labor ministry as a result of an investigation into illegal child labor. Mines in Coahuila are known for being particularly unsafe.

As quoted in the market news:

According to local news agency Notimex (in Spanish), the Ministry of Labour is preparing a draft bill that seeks to fully eradicated the high-risk practice, particularly in the state of Coahuila, which holds 80% of the country’s coal deposits.

The Coahuila mines are noteworthy for being particularly unsafe. Tunnel collapses and methane gas explosions are common in the area’s north, which shares a border with Texas.

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