Latest Mining accidents News

Mine cited for conditions that contributed to worker's death

May. 17, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has cited the owners of an eastern Kentucky surface mine where a worker was killed by a falling tree, according to a published report. Nally & Hamilton Enterprises was cited for not following a plan that...

Landslide kills 12 women at illegal gold mine in Indonesia

Apr. 29, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers retrieved a dozen bodies of women buried under tons of mud from a landslide that crashed onto an unauthorized gold mining operation on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, police said Friday. About 14 women were looking for gold grains Thursday in a pit...

Death toll rises to 18 from Polish mine accidents; 7 missing

Apr. 27, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

The death toll from disasters in two Polish coal mines rose to 18 after the bodies of four missing miners were found Wednesday. The rescue operation at the Borynia-Zofiowka mine in southern Poland ended after the last miners missing after a tremor and methane gas discharge on...

Death toll rises to 13 in Poland mine accidents; 11 missing

Apr. 26, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The death toll from two coal mine accidents last week in southern Poland has risen to 13 after another injured miner died Tuesday, a doctor said. The miner died at the Siemianowice Slaskie hospital, which specializes in treating burns, where 20 other coal mine...

Play about Upper Big Branch disaster to be performed in WVa

Apr. 26, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A play based on the 2010 Upper Big Branch coal mining disaster that killed 29 miners will be performed in southern West Virginia next month. “Coal Country” recently ended an off-Broadway run in New York City. The play's dialogue is taken directly from...

Death toll up to 12 in Poland mine accidents; 11 missing

Apr. 25, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The death toll from two coal mine accidents last week in southern Poland has risen to 12 after the bodies of two missing miners were found at one mine and another worker at a separate mine died of his injuries, authorities said Monday. The discovery of the two...

4 Polish miners declared dead; search goes on for 6 missing

Apr. 24, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The death toll from accidents in recent days at two coal mines in southern Poland has increased to nine after four miners were brought to the surface and pronounced dead, authorities said Sunday. The miners were among 10 missing since an underground tremor and...

Rescuers reach 4 of 10 miners missing at coal mine in Poland

Apr. 23, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescue workers in southern Poland have reached four of the 10 miners who went missing early Saturday after a powerful underground tremor and methane gas discharge hit, mining authorities said. It was the second coal mine accident this week in Poland. The...

New blasts at Polish coal mine halt search for 7 missing

Apr. 22, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — New blasts at a Polish coal mine injured 10 rescue workers and forced authorities on Friday to suspend the search for seven coal miners and rescuers still missing after deadly methane explosions earlier this week, officials said. The initial explosion took...

Poland: More blasts at mine where rescuers seek 7 missing

Apr. 21, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — New methane explosions rocked a coal mine in southern Poland late Thursday, injuring 10 rescuers who were preparing to search for seven people missing since two blasts killed five a day earlier, officials said. The new explosions raised to 32 the number of...