‘Miner’ killed in rock fall (Zambia)

A 50-YEAR-OLD suspected illegal miner of Mwinilunga has died after a rock fell on him while digging for copper ore at Jonas Enterprise Mukumaziba mine in Kalengelenge. North-Western Province commissioner of Police Eugene Sibote said yesterday the accident happened last Thursday. Mr Sibote identified the deceased as Dickson Mangwela of Chief Kakoma’s area. “We had a […]

Posted at 9:06 AM on July 22, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

Seven workers killed in roof collapse in northeast China

At least seven workers have been killed when a colliery roof caved in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province. The incident took place on July 5 at Xingcheng Coal Mine but the owner of the mine hid the accident fearing consequences, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. A probe was launched into the incident after several people provided clues […]

Posted at 8:08 AM on July 21, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Social Poetics | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading



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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