Federal regulators are urging U.S. coal companies to refocus on health and safety regulations after three fatalities in three days including one in Illinois. The deaths happened last week. In West Virginia, a miner was struck in the head with a piece of equipment. In Illinois, a miner died when a golf cart flipped and pinned him. In Wyoming, a dozer driver went over a 150-foot highwall. It's the first time since 2002 the industry has had three deaths in three days, and Mine Safety and Health Administration director Joe Main calls it an extremely troubling pattern.
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