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2 Louisiana women sue over fatal salt mine collapse

Jan. 14, 2022 12:25 PM EST

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Two women have sued the operator of a Louisiana salt mine where a roof collapse killed their husbands a year ago. Genee Romero and Alexandra Patin said in nearly identical lawsuits that Cargill Inc. officials and supervisors ignored both the danger and at...

Tarnished Gold: Aircraft, fuel key to illegal Amazon mining

Jan. 11, 2022 08:28 AM EST

BOA VISTA, Brazil (AP) — The scorching Amazon sun beats down as agents inspect the body of a black helicopter. Nearby, in the backyard of the federal police headquarters in the city of Boa Vista, sit more than twenty aircraft — all seized. Some bear signs of violent crashes:...

Sheriff: Indiana coal miner dies in underground accident

Jan. 08, 2022 11:55 AM EST

OAKTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A coal miner died in an underground accident in southern Indiana, authorities said Saturday. The incident occurred late Friday at the Sunrise mine in Oaktown in Knox County, near the border with Illinois, Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom said. ...

Worker dies after roof collapses at Pennsylvania stone mine

Jan. 08, 2022 11:19 AM EST

LAKE LYNN, Pa. (AP) — The roof of a stone mine in southwestern Pennsylvania collapsed, killing one worker, authorities said. The collapse was reported Friday afternoon at Laurel Aggregates’ Lake Lynn Mine in Springhill Township, Fayette County, the state Department of...

Sudan officials: 31 bodies retrieved from collapsed mine

Dec. 29, 2021 10:29 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities said Wednesday rescue workers retrieved at least 31 bodies from a collapsed gold mine in West Kordofan province. The country’s state-run mining company said workers and villagers were still searching the Darsaya mine for more bodies or possible...

Sudan officials say defunct mine collapses, kills 38 people

Dec. 28, 2021 14:30 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities said at least 38 people were killed Tuesday when a defunct gold mine collapsed in West Kordofan province. The country’s state-run mining company said in a statement the collapse of the closed, non-functioning mine took place in the village of...

Sudanese officials say at least 38 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in West Kordofan province.

Dec. 28, 2021 13:28 PM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese officials say at least 38 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in West Kordofan province.

Russia evacuates 128 coal miners amid reports of a fire

Dec. 19, 2021 12:13 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Russia evacuated 128 coal miners Sunday from a mine in Siberia amid reports of a fire in one of its sections. The news comes weeks after a devastating blast in another Siberian coal mine killed 51 people. Emergency officials told Russia's Interfax news...

20 Chinese miners rescued from flooded shaft, 2 found dead

Dec. 17, 2021 09:13 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Crews in northern China have safely rescued 20 of 21 coal miners trapped inside a flooded shaft, with one still missing, officials said. The accident happened about 11 p.m. Wednesday in Xiaoyi city in Shanxi province, a major coal-producing region southwest of...

Flood from illegal coal mining traps 21 people in China

Dec. 16, 2021 03:48 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers on Thursday were trying to reach 21 people trapped by a flood because of illegal mining for coal in northern China, authorities said. The accident happened about 11 p.m. Wednesday in Xiaoyi city in Shanxi province, a major coal-producing region southwest of...