Miner killed in tunnel collapse in Zamboanga Sibugay

MANILA – Search and retrieval operation continue for a miner who was trapped and killed after a mining tunnel caved in Friday in Sitio Matidao, Barangay Little Baguio, Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay. Police Officer 3 Jay-R Canillo Vacaro, investigator of the Imelda Municipal Police Station, said the body of Jessie Moncada was still being searched. “The […]

Posted at 5:31 PM on April 13, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , | Continue reading

Coal mine blast kills 7 in Ukraine

KIEV, April 11 (Xinhua) — At least seven people were killed when a blast ripped through a coal mine in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region early Friday, authorities said. The explosion took place at around 6:30 a.m. local time (0430 GMT) when a large amount of methane gas was ignited at the Scotchynsky mine in Donetsk […]

Posted at 5:28 PM on April 13, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

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Mark Nowak, a 2010 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of Coal Mountain Elementary (Coffee House Press, 2009) and Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004), a New York Times Editor’s Choice.  A native of Buffalo, he currently directs the MFA program at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.


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