Miner Dies, Another Injured After Rocks Collapse Near Bulgaria’s Balchik

A miner died, while another was injured on Tuesday after rocks collapsed in a manganese-extracting mine in the Bulgarian village of Tsarkva, near the town of Balchik. The first man died on the spot after being hit by a falling rock even though he was wearing a helmet, daily Dnevnik reports. His colleague was taken […]

Posted at 9:17 AM on April 8, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , | Continue reading

Rockslide at Myanmar jade mine kills nine, 20 missing

YANGON (Reuters) – A rockslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least nine miners, and rescuers were searching for around 20 others, state media reported on Wednesday, two days after the accident. The miners were searching for pieces of jade in a 300-foot high heap of excavated rubble when it collapsed, the […]

Posted at 10:12 AM on April 5, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , , | Continue reading



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 and recipient of the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism from Split This Rock (2015). A native of Buffalo, Nowak currently directs both the MFA Program at Manhattanville College and the Worker Writers Institute at PEN.


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