Coal mine explosion kills nine workers in northern China

BEIJING (Reuters) – An explosion late on Wednesday at a small coal mine in China’s northern province of Heilongjiang killed nine workers, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Thursday. The incident occurred at the Yuchen coal mine, which has 60,000 tonnes of annual production capacity, located in the city of Jixi. The latest accident […]

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4 laborers killed in SW Pakistan coal mine accident

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — At least four laborers were killed and two others fall unconscious due to the accumulation of poisonous gas in coal mine in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan Province on Friday, local Urdu media reported. The laborers were working thousands of feet deep down the mine when the poisonous gas leaked and accumulated, […]

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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.