16 Killed in Northwest China Coal Mine Collapse

A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand. Another 11 miners were injured in the disaster, which struck just before midnight Friday in Tiechanggou township outside the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi. Thirty-three […]

Posted at 4:40 PM on October 25, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

Nine dead in Xinjiang coal mine cave-in

Nine people have been confirmed dead in a coal mine cave-in in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Monday, a local mining company said on Thursday. A 60-hour rescue operation ended Thursday morning as the body of the last trapped miner was lifted to the ground, raising the death toll to nine, said the […]

Posted at 9:47 AM on October 17, 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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