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100 Years After the Eastland: Three Deadly Illinois Disasters

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.29.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Nearly 100 years after the single biggest loss of life event in the continental United States in the 20th century, video of the disaster keeps popping up. The steamship the Eastland capsized in the Chicago River in 1915, killing 844 people.

Turkey Clamps Down On Mine Disaster Protests As Death Toll Reaches 301

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk SOMA, Turkey, May 17 (Reuters) - Turkish police put the mining town of Soma on virtual lockdown on Saturday, setting ...

Kentucky Mine Accident: 2 Workers Missing, Feared Dead

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE 4PM ET 4/30/10 From the White House and President Barack Obama: I am deeply saddened by the loss of two miners in Kentucky, and my thoughts a...

Dan Froomkin

Obama On West Virginia Mine Explosion: Fault Lies With Mine Owners And Government, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama, after meeting with his top labor and mining safety officials, declared today that last week's devastating mine explosion was triggere...