Miner dies, another remains trapped

JOHANNESBURG – Rescue teams are now in the process of retrieving the body of a miner who died during a rockfall at the Impala Platinum Mine in Rustenburg, while the search for his colleague continues. The two miners went missing on Tuesday at the North West mine. Management says there’s been no communication with the second miner […]

Posted at 10:01 AM on May 20, 2016 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

Rockslide kills 2 at coal mine in northern Vietnam

Two workers were killed in a rock slide at a coal mine in Quang Ninh Province Sunday. The men, aged 43 and 54, were sitting in the cabin of a bulldozer when huge rocks and soil fell on it and buried it.  Their colleagues rushed to the rescue but both were dead by the time they […]

Posted at 6:08 PM on May 12, 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.


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