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Mine Explosion

Gender Neutral and Father's Day

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

With the gradual acceptance of gay and lesbian couples and the enactment of more and more laws permitting same-sex marriages, are we beginning to see the breakdown of the role of both mothers and fathers in the lives of the family?

Cambodia Explosion Injures 4 American Mining Experts

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Four American demining experts were wounded Tuesday by an accidental explosion at Cambodia's main training center for the remo...

Feds Uphold Conviction In Mine Explosion Case

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of an ex-security chief who lied to investigators and ordered a subordina...

Lucia Graves

Massey Energy: Groups Call On Beau Biden To Revoke Coal Company's Corporate Charter | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Two public interest organizations are calling on Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden to revoke the corporate charter of Massey Energy i...

A Year After Mine Blast, Family Can't Move On

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 06.03.2011 | Green

NAOMA, W.Va. — Gary Quarles kneels on his living room carpet and unrolls the 4-foot-long map that he's studied so many times, trying to understa...

Hopes Wane For 29 Workers In New Zealand Mine Explosion

AP | JOE MORGAN and RAY LILLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GREYMOUTH, New Zealand — A bomb-disposal robot sent underground to learn the fate of 29 workers missing for four days in a New Zealand coal mine...

Excessive Coal Dust Blamed For WV Mine Disaster

AP | TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Faced with a small methane gas fire that couldn't be extinguished in a highly volatile underground mine, at least two victim...

TRAGIC: 17-Year Old Was Among Miners Now Declared Dead

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A teenage boy who was on the job for just one hour is among the 29 New Zealand coal miners trapped after last Friday's explosion, the New Zealand Hera...

Six Months After Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster, Republicans Still Obstructing Progress

Jake Blumgart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Blumgart

If the Republicans and their industry allies are successful in sinking the Byrd Act, another option for worker safety reform won't present itself again soon, or at least until the next mine explodes.

Mine Safety Hearing: Massey CEO Don Blankenship Won't Appear Before Senate Committee

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The government will start going directly to federal court to shut down mines that make a habit of ignoring safety, the nation's top...

Dan Froomkin

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

The Miners Are Still Nameless

Ellen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Smith

As of this writing, the 29 miners remain officially nameless, except to their bosses at the Upper Big Branch mine.

West Virginia Mine Operator Escaped Extra Federal Oversight Despite Numerous Violations

New York Times | MICHAEL COOPER and IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The operator of the West Virginia mine that exploded on Monday, killing at least 25 people, was warned by federal officials just over two years ago th...

West Virginia Coal Mine Explosion UPDATE: Crews Enter Mine, Meet Dangerous Levels Of Gases

AP | VICKI SMITH and LAWRENCE MESSINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTCOAL, W.Va. — A federal safety official said more air testing would be needed before rescue teams could head back into a West Virginia coal ...

West Virginia Coal Mine Explosion: Still No Response From Any Survivors

AP | LAWRENCE MESSINA and GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTCOAL, W.Va. — Two days after the worst U.S. mining disaster in a generation, rescue crews were called to the Upper Big Branch coal mine late...

West Virginia Mine EXPLOSION: Massey Energy Mine Had Scores Of Safety Citations

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTCOAL, W.Va. -- A huge underground explosion blamed on methane gas killed 25 coal miners in the worst U.S. mining disaster in more than two decades...

China Mine Explosion: 42 dead, 66 trapped

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HEGANG, China — Rescuers worked in frigid cold to reach 21 miners trapped underground Sunday as the death toll from a huge gas explosion in a no...