Gunmen kill 9 Chinese at mine in Central African RepublicMarch 19, 2023 GMT
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Gunmen stormed a Chinese-operated gold mining site that had recently been launched in Central African Republic, killing nine Chinese nationals and wounding two others Sunday, authorities said.
Officials say 21 workers killed at coal mine in ColombiaMarch 16, 2023 GMT
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Rescue operations at a coal mine in central Colombia that collapsed earlier this week ended Thursday and officials said the accident had left 21 workers dead.
The mine near the town of Sutatausa collapsed late Tuesday following an explosion that blocked several of its entrances.
Colombian coal mine blast kills 11, search on for survivorsMarch 16, 2023 GMT
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A powerful explosion tore through a series of five coal mines interconnected by tunnels and ventilation systems in a rural area of central Colombia, killing at least 11 people and leaving 10 others missing, the government said Wednesday.
3 geologists die as tunnel collapses in Spanish potash mineMarch 9, 2023 GMT
SURIA, Spain (AP) — Three Spanish geologists died in a tunnel collapse deep inside a potash mine in northeastern Spain on Thursday, officials said.
The accident occurred in the Cabanasses de Súria mine around 8 a.m., at a depth of 900 meters (nearly 3,000 feet), when the three victims were inspecting “an interior area,” the mine operator said.
Methane explosion at Pakistani coal mine kills 6 minersMarch 3, 2023 GMT
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A methane explosion collapsed a section of a coal mine in southwestern Pakistan, killing six miners and triggering a day-long rescue operation, officials said Friday. Five miners were reported injured.
Underground coal mine collapse injures 3 in MontanaMarch 2, 2023 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Three workers were injured when part of an underground coal mine with a history of safety violations collapsed in southern Montana, authorities said Wednesday.
The miners were about a mile inside Signal Peak Energy's Bull Mountain Mine when the area where they were extracting coal caved in for unknown reasons, said Justin Russell, director of Musselshell County Disaster and Emergency Services.
West Virginia House backs cap on deliberate intent damagesFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republicans in the West Virginia House passed a bill Tuesday that would cap some of the damages workers and their families can receive if their employer deliberately puts them in harm's way on the job.
5 die in SW China mine as hope fades for 47 trapped in northFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — At least five workers were killed in a roof collapse at a mine in southwestern China, as hope appeared to be fading for 47 miners trapped under tons of rubble after a mining disaster last week in northern China.
Workers dig by layers in search for 47 missing at China mineFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
ALXA LEAGUE, China (AP) — Work crews trying to find 47 people missing after a collapse at an open-pit mine in northern China have had to change their excavation methods to avoid causing more landslides, state media reported Friday.
More bodies found in China mine collapse, 48 remain missingFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
ALXA LEAGUE, China (AP) — Rescuers with backhoes and bulldozers dug through tons of earth and rubble Thursday for 48 people missing after a landslide buried an open-pit mine in northern China. State broadcaster CCTV reported that the confirmed death toll in the disaster rose to five.
At least 2 dead, more than 50 missing in China mine collapseFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — An open pit mine collapsed in China's northern Inner Mongolia region on Wednesday, killing at least two people and leaving more than 50 missing, state media reported.
The official Xinhua News Agency said people were buried under debris at the mine in Alxa League.
Nevada mine cited for major safety violation in worker deathFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal investigators cited a Nevada gold mine for safety violations in the death of an underground worker, including inadequate inspections and a defective rearview camera on the truck she backed into a deep hole before crashing to the mine floor.
MSHA: Burst pipeline killed 1, injured 1 at Nevada gold mineFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
EUREKA, Nev. (AP) — Two miners were trying to remove a water pipeline at a gold mine in northeast Nevada last month when the pipe burst, killing one and injuring the other, according to a preliminary report issued by federal safety investigators.
1 killed, 1 hurt in mining accident in northeast NevadaJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — One miner was killed and another injured in an accident at an underground mine in northeast Nevada, Nevada Gold Mines reported Tuesday.
The worker who was injured in the accident in Eureka County on Monday was treated at an area hospital and released, the company said.
3 killed in Kenya gold mine blast; illegal mining blamedJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A gold mining company said that three workers have been killed after a blast in western Kenya and blamed illegal mining activities.
Karebe gold mining company said in a statement late Monday that a wall built to prevent flooding and illegal incursion was blasted by illegal miners, causing an explosion.
West Virginia officials investigating underground mine deathSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials on Friday were investigating the death of a coal miner at a Kanawha County mine.
Blackhawk Mining issued a statement Thursday reporting a fatality at the Coalburg Tunnel underground mine.
West Virginia coal miner died in fall after supply car hitAugust 26, 2022 GMT
VALLEY GROVE, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner who died last week at a northern West Virginia underground mine was sitting on a supply car that was struck by a locomotive, federal regulators said.
Ohio man killed in accident at West Virginia coal mineAugust 18, 2022 GMT
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner died in an accident at a northern West Virginia underground mine, officials said.
William A. Richards, 38, of Cadiz, Ohio, was killed in the accident Wednesday at the Tunnel Ridge Mine in Triadelphia, the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training said in a news release.
9 coal miners trapped after collapse in northern MexicoAugust 4, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A cave-in at a coal mine in northern Mexico trapped nine miners Wednesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said.
The president tweeted that the accident happened in the town of Sabinas in the border state of Coahuila.
Zinc mining accident in Tennessee kills 1 worker, injures 2July 14, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One worker was killed and two others were injured in an accident at an underground zinc mine in Tennessee, authorities said.
The accident occurred Tuesday at Nyrstar’s Immel Mine in Knox County, news media outlets reported.
7 dead in latest China mine blast; 60 miners killed in weekDecember 7, 2016 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Seven coal miners are dead and another four still missing after a gas explosion in a central province in the latest deadly accident to strike China's mining industry, authorities said Wednesday.
China says it saw a drop in mining deaths in 2013January 4, 2014 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Safety at China's coal mines improved in 2013, with the numbers of accidents and deaths decreasing from the previous year, the government said Saturday.
China has the world's deadliest coal mines, and authorities have made it a priority to improve safety by enforcing rules.