Five minors killed in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir coal mine collapse

A coal mine in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) has collapsed after an apparent gas explosion, killing five minors including two brothers, an official said on Monday. Seven miners were digging coal about 800 feet deep in the tunnel at the time of explosion late on Sunday night, Deputy Commissioner of Muzaffarabad Masood ur-Rehman said. The miners got trapped […]

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Worker dies in accident at Colorado coal mine

A worker was killed at the Deserado Mine near Rangely on Wednesday night and his body was found under a two-ton trough at a production facility, according to federal officials. Jason Stevens, 32, of Vernal, Utah, was killed in the accident, according to Rio Blanco County Deputy Coroner Roy Kinney. The U.S. Mine Safety & […]

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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.