Death toll in latest Chinese coal mine blast rises to 11, taking week’s total fatalities to 64

Officials have confirmed that four miners missing since Monday’s gas explosion in a coal mine in central China have died, bringing the total number of fatalities in the blast to 11, mainland media reported. The blast in Hubei province was the third major mining accident within a week in the country – the world’s top […]

Posted at 10:38 PM on December 8, 2016 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

Worker killed in coal mine collapse

A 42-year-old worker was killed when roof of a coal mine caved in near here, police said today. Shivkumar Sahu was working in the mine, run by South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL), when he got trapped following the collapse yesterday, a police official said. * http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/worker-killed-in-coal-mine-collapse-116112700660_1.html

Posted at 3:07 PM on November 27, 2016 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

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Mark Nowak is the author of Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004), a New York Times  “Editor’s Choice,” and Coal Mountain Elementary (Coffee House Press, 2009), which Howard Zinn called “a stunning educational tool.” He is a 2010 Guggenheim fellow, a recipient of the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism from Split This Rock (2015) and a Lannan Literary Fellow (2015). A native of Buffalo, Nowak currently directs the Worker Writers School at the PEN American Center.