A $91,571 grant from the U.S. Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration has been given to the State Industrial Commission to run its mine safety and health programs.

Nationally, the department is allocating $4.9 million for mine safety and health programs, which includes $417,834 for 1,238 mines in Utah, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming."State governments are the most appropriate source for assessing the safety, health and training needs of local mining communities and effectively allocating resources to meet those needs," said David C. O'Neal, assistant secretary for mine safety and health.