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Firefighter killed in explosion while battling front end loader fire in Southern California

Jun. 14, 2024 23:33 PM EDT

LITTLEROCK, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles County firefighter was killed and another was injured Friday after responding to a vehicle fire at a quarry in a desert community north of Los Angeles, authorities said. An explosion occurred shortly after a firefighting crew arrived at the...

Mexico finds the remains of some of the 63 miners who died 18 years ago

Jun. 12, 2024 19:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities announced Wednesday that they found the remains of some of the 63 miners who were trapped 18 years ago in a coal mine in northern Mexico. The accident occurred at the Pasta de Conchos mine in the state of Coahuila, which borders Texas, on Feb....

At least 17 are killed when a stone quarry collapses in India’s northeast. 12 others remain missing

May. 28, 2024 08:16 AM EDT

GUWAHATI, India (AP) — A stone quarry collapsed Tuesday in India’s northeast due to heavy rain triggered by a tropical storm, killing 17 quarry workers and leaving 12 missing, officials said. Senior police officer Rahul Alwal said rescuers recovered the bodies of those killed in...

A stone quarry collapses in India’s northeast due to heavy rains, killing 13. Another 16 remain missing

May. 28, 2024 02:48 AM EDT
GUWAHATI, India (AP) — A stone quarry collapses in India’s northeast due to heavy rains, killing 13. Another 16 remain missing.

Gold mine collapse in northern Kenya leaves 5 people dead

May. 25, 2024 06:55 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An illegal gold mine collapsed in northern Kenya, leaving at least five miners dead, police said Saturday. The collapse of the Hillo mine in the Dabel area near the Kenyan border with Ethiopia on Friday was attributed to a landslide. Marsabit County Police...

West Virginia miner dies in state's first reported coal fatality of the year

May. 16, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner died Thursday after being injured while operating an excavator at a southern West Virginia mine, Gov. Jim Justice said. Virgil Paynter, of Lynco, was operating an excavator at the CM Energy Operations LP surface mine in Wyoming County, Justice...

A third miner is declared dead in a cave-in in southern Poland

May. 15, 2024 04:29 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers recovered the body of a third miner a day after a cave-in at the Myslowice-Wesola coal mine in southern Poland in which 12 other workers were hurt, a company spokesperson said Wednesday. The miner was declared dead and the rescue operation finished...

Cave-in leaves 2 miners dead, 1 missing and 12 injured at a coal mine in Poland

May. 14, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two miners were killed and one remains missing after a cave-in at the Myslowice-Wesola coal mine in southern Poland early Tuesday in which 12 other miners were hurt, mining authorities said Tuesday. The cave-in happened around 3:30 a.m. some 870 meters (2,800...

Rebels kill at least 4 people during an attack on a Central African Republic mining town

May. 12, 2024 11:32 AM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Armed rebels on Sunday attacked a Chinese-run gold mining town and killed at least four people in Central African Republic, authorities said. Maxime Balalu, a local government spokesperson, told The Associated Press that the Coalition of...

Rope team rappels down into a rock quarry to rescue a mutt named Rippy

May. 10, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

NORTH CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — It was the barking that saved Rippy, a mutt that fell deep into a working rock quarry. After passersby and even a drone failed to locate the lost dog, rescue workers drawn to his barks rappelled down the pit's walls and lifted him out three days after he...