iOS app Android app

Coal Mine Explosion

5 Years After Coal Mine Blast, Explosion Risks Persist

AP | DYLAN LOVAN and JOHN RABY | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The nation's worst coal mine disaster in decades exposed lax safety measures at some Appalachian mines, issues that persist...

Dozens Feared Dead In Ukraine Coal Mine Explosion

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2015 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine, March 4 (Reuters) - Ten miners were confirmed killed and rescuers held out little hope for another 23 who were still missing after a...

Coal Mine Explosion Kills Dozens In China

AP | Posted 12.14.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion at a coal mine in western China has killed 21 workers, an official said Saturday. The miners were earlier reported t...

9 Miners Killed In Russia Coal Mine Blast

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Feb 11 (Reuters) - An explosion at a Russian coal mine on Monday killed nine people and eight more were feared trapped under rubble at the p...

40 Trapped In Collapsed Coal Mine

AP | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

BEIJING — Fifty-three rescuers have been freed after becoming trapped while trying to save five coal miners stuck underground when a tunnel coll...

20 Feared Dead In Massive Colombia Mine Blast

AP | FERNANDO VERGARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SARDINATA, Colombia — An explosion likely caused by a methane gas buildup ripped through an underground coal mine in Colombia during a shift cha...

16 Dead, Dozens Trapped After Colombia Coal Mine Explosion

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMAGA, Colombia — Relatives held a resigned vigil Thursday outside a coal mine in northwestern Colombia where dozens of miners were trapped and ...

West Virginia Coal Miners' Bodies Recovered

AP | LAWRENCE MESSINA and TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Joe Manchin on Tuesday asked a former top federal mine safety official to independently investigate an explosion that k...

West Virginia Coal Mine Investigation: Federal Investigators To Look Into Massey Explosion

AP | LAWRENCE MESSINA and TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal investigators arrived Monday at the West Virginia mine where 29 men died in an explosion last week to begin piecing ...

Coal Mines, Potato Salad, And Damn Good People

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Burns Strider

The unfolding coal mine disaster in West Virginia has me constantly checking the news for updates on the plight of our fellow Americans who are victims of this latest tragedy.

Massey Mine Investigation: Investigators Making First Visit To West Virginia Mine

AP | TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The underground search for clues to the nation's worst coal mining disaster in 40 years started Wednesday as two teams began...