Four dead in concealed coal mine blast in northeast China

HARBIN, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) — Four people died in a coal mine explosion in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, said local authorities on Tuesday. The blast ripped through a shaft of the Xinjiu Coal Mine in Shuangyashan City at about 6 p.m. on September 4. The owner of the mine then tried to conceal the deadly […]

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Miner Dies At JSE-listed Buffalo Coal Mine

VENTURES AFRICA – Johannesburg and Toronto-listed coal miner, Buffalo Coal, on Tuesday said a miner at its Aviemore Colliery, near a small town of Dundee, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, died in hospital from wounds sustained in a blasting incident at the weekend. The incident occurred underground at the colliery at about 08:00 South African time […]

Posted at 11:36 AM on September 23, 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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