Coal mine explosion leaves more than 30 dead in rebel east Ukraine, local official says

Methane gas explosion hits notorious Zasyadko shaft in rebel-held Donetsk More than 30 people are thought to be dead after a methane gas explosion at a notoriously dangerous coal mine in eastern Ukraine. There were conflicting reports over the number of casualties but Vladimir Groysman, Ukraine’s parliament speaker, told MPs that 32 miners had been […]

Posted at 8:58 AM on March 4, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

Miner dies of poison chemical inhalation inside pit in CamNorte town

LEGAZPI CITY — A 45-year-old miner died after inhaling a poisonous chemical inside a mining pit from where he was trying to retrieve a water pump and a blower at Sitio Ligwa, Barangay Tawig, Paracale, Camarines Norte, Saturday morning. A police report identified the victim as Julie Lancion, married and resident of Purok 4, Barangay […]

Posted at 7:48 AM on March 1, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , | Continue reading

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Mark Nowak, a 2010 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of Coal Mountain Elementary (Coffee House Press, 2009) and Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004), a New York Times Editor’s Choice.  A native of Buffalo, he currently directs the MFA program at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.


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