Copper miners at Chile’s Collahuasi strike after worker dies

Workers at Chile’s Collahuasi copper went on strike on Saturday after one of their colleagues died, a union chief told Reuters on Saturday. Morning-shift workers scheduled to head up to the mine, perched 4,440 meters above sea level in the rugged northern Andean region of Tarapaca, decided to down tools after they heard about the death. “Collahuasi’s […]

‘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



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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