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DOL/MSHA News Release No. 02-24
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Contact: Amy Louviere
Phone: (703) 235-1452

Released Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Media Advisory
"Stay Out-Stay Alive" National Public Safety Campaign Comes to Denver

Every year, dozens of children and adults are seriously injured or killed in recreational accidents on mine property. In Colorado alone, there have been at least 17 deaths and 21 serious injuries involving inactive or abandoned mines since 1955.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration launched "Stay Out-Stay Alive" a national public safety campaign, four years ago to warn youngsters about the dangers of playing at active and abandoned mine sites.

On Thursday, May 16, Assistant Secretary of Labor Dave D. Lauriski, along with Mike Long, the director of the Colorado Division of Minerals and Geology; and the Southern Utah Fuel Mine Rescue Team, will talk to students about these hazards and tour an underground mine in Idaho Springs.

WHAT: "Stay Out-Stay Alive" National Public Safety Campaign Mine, media and school tour
WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Edgar Mine
Idaho Springs, Colorado
CONTACT: Amy Louviere
(703) 235-1452 (office)
(571) 213-9149(cellular)