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Foidel Creek Coal Mine Is Colorado's Most Dangerous

06/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Foidel Creek Mine in Routt County is one of Colorado's most productive coal mines, churning out more than a quarter of all the coal mined in the state. But it's also one of the state's most dangerous mines, accounting for nearly a third of Colorado's coal-mining injuries in 2009.

Of the 88 coal-mining injuries in Colorado last year, 29 of them occurred at the Foidel Creek Mine between Oak Creek and Hayden, according to the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety's "Monthly Coal Detail Report (pdf)."

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