Three miners die in Orakzai coalmine blast

At least three labourers died and two other sustained serious injuries in a coalmine blast in lower tehsil of Orakzai Agency on Tuesday. It was around 7:00am, labourers were busy in mining when suddenly explosion occurred at well No-5 run by contractor Ameer Hamza at Doli locality of the agency. Rescue teams and ambulances rushed […]

Posted at 4:35 PM on September 11, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , | Continue reading

Bosnia coal mine cave-in claims five lives: union leader

Five Bosnian coal miners were killed after an earthquake triggered a tunnel cave-in, trapping dozens of men underground for 20 hours, a union leader said Friday.       “Twenty-nine (trapped miners) came out, but unfortunately five did not survive,” Sinan Husic said on national television, without offering details on the circumstances and time of the men’s death. […]

Posted at 7:25 PM on September 6, 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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