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Mining Deaths

Deadliest Year For U.S. Coal Mining In Almost Two Decades

AP | TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. coal industry had its deadliest year in nearly two decades in 2010, with much of the death toll stemming from a sin...

For Every Rescued Miner In Chile, Hundreds Far Less Lucky

nytimes.com | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mining is one of the world's most hazardous professions, with a checkered safety record. For every miner who was rescued before the cameras this week,...