Dangerous business: Five miners die in Pakistan

Five miners died in two different coal mine incidents in Darra Adam Khail, a previously frontier region in Peshawar and district Nowshera. According to details, miners were busy extracting coal from a mine in Zarghun Khail area of Darra Adam Khal when a gas explosion occurred inside the mine. Although there is a ventilation system in […]

Posted at 4:12 PM on October 15, 2018 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

5 killed, 3 injured in China coal mine gas explosion

CHONGQING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) — Five people died and three others were injured in a coal mine gas explosion in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, local authorities said on Monday. The explosion occurred at about 11:45 a.m. Monday at the Liyuanba coal mine in Shihao Town, Qijiang District, according to sources with Chongqing Energy Investment Group […]

Posted at 4:08 PM on October 15, 2018 | 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, currently in collaboration with PEN America and the Worker Justice Center of New York.