Coal mine explosion in Colombia kills five mining workers

Five mining workers died following an explosion in a coal mine in Samaca municipality of central Columbia. According to reports, the explosion occurred in the mine due to excessive accumulation of gases at the mine owned by Cnarbones Adinos. The rescue teams are working to recover the bodies of the workers. They were sent to […]

Posted at 4:05 PM on July 3, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

Goromonzi miner dies as shaft collapses

A Goromonzi miner died recently after an underground shaft at a gold mine in which he and two other employees were working collapsed on them. His workmates survived with minor injuries. Inspector Norbert Muzondo, the t East police provincial spokesperson, confirmed the incident and said the now deceased Joshua Mapfumo, aged 34, was employed by Rakesh Patel […]

Posted at 11:01 AM on June 18, 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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