Kentucky’s 2nd Mining Death Matches Total From 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A miner killed by falling rock at a Kentucky coal mine early Thursday is the state’s second mining fatality this year, matching the total from all of 2016, authorities said. Joseph W. Partin died when a 15-foot-tall section of exposed rock fell on him at Green Hill Mining’s No. 51 surface […]

Posted at 4:06 PM on March 31, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

Six miners dead, one rescued 10 days after mine collapse in North Korea

Six North Korean mine workers died and one was rescued 10 days after the collapse of a newly-opened tunnel at the Unryul Mine in South Hwanghae Province on January 9, ruling party organ the Rodong Sinmun reported on Monday. A few minutes after 46-year-old chief engineer Ann Yun-seok and six other miners entered the tunnel, an “expected […]

Posted at 4:12 PM on March 20, 2017 | 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.