Miner dies in blast, Lucena City

CAMP G. NAKAR, Lucena City – A 35-year-old miner died after a dynamite exploded in a mine site in Barangay Dapdap, Calauag town, police reported yesterday. Senior Supt. Ronaldo Genaro E. Ylagan, Quezon police head, identified the victim as Elmer C. Burgos, of Barangay Basiad, Sta. Elena, Camarines Norte. Police investigation said the incident happened […]

Posted at 9:28 AM on August 30, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , | Continue reading

Another miner dies at Harmony Gold

JOHANNESBURG – A mineworker died in a tramming accident at Harmony Gold’s Tshepong mine near Welkom on Monday, the company said. In February, nine miners died following a fire at Harmony’s Doornkop mine. In July, another miner died after a fall at the same mine. “It is with great sadness that we learned of the […]

Posted at 9:00 AM on August 26, 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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