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Ohio man killed in accident at West Virginia coal mine

Aug. 18, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner died in an accident at a northern West Virginia underground mine, officials said. William A. Richards, 38, of Cadiz, Ohio, was killed in the accident Wednesday at the Tunnel Ridge Mine in Triadelphia, the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health,...

Initial dives in collapsed Mexican mine unsuccessful

Aug. 11, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescue divers' first attempts to reach 10 miners trapped inside a flooded coal mine since last week were stopped by debris-filled shafts and poor visibility, Mexican authorities said Thursday. They made four attempts Wednesday and managed to remove more than a...

Mexico to send aquatic drone into shaft with trapped miners

Aug. 08, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will attempt to send an aquatic drone into a collapsed coal mine where 10 miners have been trapped since last week. Laura Velázquez, national Civil Defense coordinator, said Monday that images from the drone could help authorities decide whether to send...

Efforts continue to reach 10 miners northern Mexico

Aug. 05, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

SABINAS, Mexico (AP) — Round-the-clock pumping slightly lowered the level of water inside the flooded shafts of a coal mine where 10 miners were trapped in northern Mexico, but two days after a collapse it remained too high for anyone to attempt a rescue, authorities said Friday. ...

Efforts intensify to reach 10 trapped coal miners in Mexico

Aug. 04, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

SABINAS, Mexico (AP) — Efforts to rescue 10 miners trapped in a collapsed and flooded coal mine in northern Mexico intensified Thursday with hundreds of people involved in the operation, authorities said. The collapse occurred after the miners breached a neighboring area filled...

9 coal miners trapped after collapse in northern Mexico

Aug. 03, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A cave-in at a coal mine in northern Mexico trapped nine miners Wednesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said. The president tweeted that the accident happened in the town of Sabinas in the border state of Coahuila. He said 92 soldiers, specialists and...

Heavy rains cause unseasonal floods, kill 39 in Afghanistan

Jul. 13, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Unseasonal rains and flooding have killed at least 39 people -- including nine children -- in Afghanistan, the United Nations said Wednesday. Fourteen other people were wounded, according to the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. ...

Officials: 1 killed, 1 hurt in cave-in inside Virginia mine

Jun. 21, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

RIPPLEMEAD, Va. (AP) — One mine worker was killed and another injured in a cave-in inside a mine in western Virginia on Monday afternoon, officials said. A Giles County emergency services official said the cave-in happened at the Lhoist Chemical Mine Plant in Ripplemead, news...

Satellite spots huge burst of methane from Russian coal mine

Jun. 14, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A private company that uses satellites to spot sources of methane emissions around the globe said Wednesday that it detected one of the largest artificial releases of the potent greenhouse gas ever seen, coming from a coal mine in Russia earlier this year. ...

WVa mine where worker died did not follow safety procedures

May. 24, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia underground mine operator did not follow proper safety procedures prior to the death of a maintenance worker whose brakes failed on his electric utility vehicle and it lost control and crashed, according to a federal regulator. The U.S. Mine...