Five Of Family Found Dead In Basundhara Coal Mine Staff Quarters

Sundergarh: In a shocking incident five members of a family were found dead inside a house in Basundhara coal mine staff quarters under Hemgiri police limits of Sundergarh district. The deceased have been identified as labour contractor Ramprasad Sharma and his family which included his wife, son and 2 daughters. According to sources, the bodies […]

Posted at 4:38 PM on July 17, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , | Continue reading

At least eight miners die in explosion at Colombia coal mine

At least eight miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and five more are missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the national mining agency said on Saturday. The explosion took place on Friday in the Cucunuba municipality in Cundinamarca province, an area where illegal underground coal mining is widespread and […]

Posted at 5:02 PM on June 24, 2017 | 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, 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.