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1 miner missing, 1 hurt in coal mine accident in Poland

Dec. 05, 2021 05:29 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Coal mining authorities said Sunday that one miner is missing and one has been rescued with injuries after an earth tremor and a cave-in at a mine in southern Poland. A spokesman for Poland’s Mining Group, Tomasz Glogowski, said that the search...

Kentucky coal miner killed in accident at underground mine

Dec. 04, 2021 14:01 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky coal miner died Saturday in an accident at an underground mine, authorities said. Lester Daugherty Jr., 48, suffered critical injuries while performing maintenance at a 16,000-foot deep River View mine in Waverly, the Kentucky Energy and...

Putin urges compliance with safety rules after mine blast

Dec. 02, 2021 13:25 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned officials to strictly observe industrial safety regulations in the wake of last week's coal mine explosion that killed 51 miners and rescuers. The devastating methane blast at the Listvyazhnaya mine, in...

Rally in Belgrade demands end to alarming air pollution

Nov. 28, 2021 11:01 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Belgrade on Sunday to demand an end to Serbia's alarming levels of air pollution. The rally came a day after another environmental protest in which demonstrators blocked bridges and roads in different parts of the country and scuffled...

Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed 51

Nov. 27, 2021 11:42 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Saturday ordered five people to remain in pre-trial detention for two months pending an investigation into a devastating blast in a coal mine in Siberia that resulted in dozens of deaths. Russian authorities reported 51 deaths after a...

Russia names 51 people presumed dead in coal mine accident

Nov. 26, 2021 11:44 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Friday released the names of 51 people presumed dead after a devastating methane explosion in a coal mine in Siberia, believed to be the deadliest since 2010. The list with names of 46 miners and five rescuers was published online...

Ludlow Massacre site work reveals symbols lost for a century

Nov. 26, 2021 10:11 AM EST

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Ludlow Massacre more than a century ago was one of the most violent events in U.S. labor history and a wake-up call for the nation about brutal and often deadly coal mine work. Recent preservation efforts at the site about...

Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52

Nov. 25, 2021 16:15 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. Hours after a methane gas explosion and fire filled the mine with toxic fumes, rescuers found 14...

Russian news reports raise death toll to 52 from Siberia coal mine fire

Nov. 25, 2021 15:19 PM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports raise death toll to 52 from Siberia coal mine fire.

Russian authorities say fire at coal mine in Siberia kills 9, injures 44 with dozens of others still trapped

Nov. 25, 2021 04:06 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities say fire at coal mine in Siberia kills 9, injures 44 with dozens of others still trapped.