2 miners dead, 8 trapped after gas explosion in coal mine in eastern China

BEIJING — A gas explosion in a coal mine has killed two miners and left eight others trapped, a local authority in eastern China said Saturday. The blast happened Friday night in Shangrao county in Jiangxi province, initially trapping 10 miners in the privately run Yongji Coal Mine, the Shangrao government information office said in […]

Posted at 6:37 PM on October 10, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

Miner crushed to death (Zimbabwe)

A 20-YEAR-OLD miner was killed at a Mutoko gold mine after he was crushed by a falling rock, NewsDay has established. Mashonaland East Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Nobert Muzondo could not be reached for comment yesterday, but witnesses said Zacheaus Ravayo died on the spot after he was crushed to death following a blasting incident. […]

Posted at 12:35 PM on October 7, 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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