mining disasters

 
Turkish police clash with protesters in mine disaster town
Turkish police clash with protesters in mine disaster town
Turkish police fired water cannons and tear gas on Friday to disperse a crowd of several thousand protesters in the town of Soma, where close to...
Hope fades for Turkish coal mine survivors
Hope fades for Turkish coal mine survivors
Hopes faded of finding more survivors in a coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday, where 245 workers were confirmed killed and around 120 were...
Hundreds trapped in Turkish coal mine
Hundreds trapped in Turkish coal mine
The blast at the mine in Soma, around 120km northeast of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir, happened during a change in shift, leading to uncertainty...
New Zealand coal mine blast traps 27
New Zealand coal mine blast traps 27
An explosion rocked a remote colliery in New Zealand on Friday, trapping 27 miners underground, the company and local authorities said.
Morale the key for Chilean miners
Morale the key for Chilean miners
A leading mining expert has expressed confidence that the 33 trapped miners in Chile will survive the four-month ordeal they face before being...
China blast kills 27 coal miners, seven trapped
China blast kills 27 coal miners, seven trapped
Twenty-seven miners were killed and another seven remained trapped after an explosion in a Chinese coal mine, state media said on Saturday.
Disaster averted -- this time
Disaster averted -- this time
Mining is and always will be a dangerous business. But every time there is a seismic event, a rockfall, or, as happened this week, a broken lift, a...
Blast tears through Ukrainian mine, 37 missing
Blast tears through Ukrainian mine, 37 missing
Thirty-seven miners were missing after a gas explosion tore through a pit in Ukraine's Donbass coalfield on Sunday, destroying the main shaft and...
Two miners rescued from stricken Ukrainian mine
Two miners rescued from stricken Ukrainian mine
Rescuers on Monday brought to the surface alive two miners missing after a gas explosion at a Ukrainian colliery, and tried to push down a...
Twenty-three miners found alive in Ukraine
Twenty-three miners found alive in Ukraine
Rescue workers found 23 miners missing underground after a gas explosion at a Ukrainian colliery and were bringing them to safety on Monday through...

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