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

Six dead, one still trapped in C China coal mine floods

WUHAN, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — Rescuers have pulled out six bodies and are looking for the seventh miner, who is still trapped in a coal mine after floods in central China’s Hubei Province. The mine, owned by the Yesanguan Mining Co., Ltd in Badong County, Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, was flooded on August […]

Posted at 10:58 PM on August 25, 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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