Two miners killed in Benguet gas poisoning incident

Two miners died of gas poisoning inside a mine tunnel in Tublay town in Benguet province on Friday afternoon, a police report said Saturday. Citing initial information from the provincial police office, Superintendent Isagani Nerez, Cordillera Regional Police director, said the incident happened inside a tunnel in Sitio Piket in Barangay Caponga at about 5:30 […]

Posted at 11:12 AM on July 18, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

5 Die, 4 Missing in Collapse of Coal Pit Wall in Philippines

A wall in a vast coal pit collapsed in the central Philippines early Friday, killing five workers and leaving at least four others missing at a site where a similar deadly accident occurred two years ago, a governor said Friday. Antique provincial Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said the chances of rescuing the missing were dim because they were […]

Posted at 4:32 PM on July 17, 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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