Posts Tagged ‘mining’

Second bore hole drilled to reach trapped miners

by Published: August 24,2010

Tags: accident, mining

COPIAPO, Chile — Rescuers are lowering capsules containing rehydration tablets, glucose and oxygen down a long hole to 33 miners who surprised the world by staying alive while trapped a half-mile underground for 2½ weeks. Raising hopes further yesterday, a second bore hole punched into the chamber where the miners are entombed and a third […] [...]

Two workers missing following mining accident

by Published: August 13,2010

Tags: mining, workplace safety

RENO, Nev. — A search was underway after an accident at an underground gold mine in northern Nevada left two miners missing and feared dead. Barrick Gold Corp. has not confirmed any deaths following yesterday’s accident at the Meikle mine, which has seen three fatalities in the past 11 years. But a company official referred […] [...]

Inspectors to resume search of mine

by Published: June 21,2010

Tags: disaster, explosion, fatalities, mining, workplace safety

MONTCOAL, W.Va. — Inspection teams are expected to continue searching the West Virginia coal mine where 29 men died in the industry’s worst U.S. disaster in 40 years. Owner Massey Energy says the teams are expected to return to the Upper Big Branch mine today. Teams of company and government workers are trying to make […] [...]

Mining company investors nervous

by Published: April 22,2010

Tags: accident, investments, mining

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Massey Energy officials are trying to reassure investors that the company can recover from an explosion that killed 29 people at one of its most valuable coal mines aren’t working. A growing number of investors are questioning chief executive Don Blankenship’s role. Lawsuits filed on behalf of victims and shareholders are increasing. […] [...]

Investigators to begin probing mine accident

by Published: April 12,2010

Tags: disaster, mining, workplace safety

MONTCOAL, W.V. — A team of federal investigators was expected to arrive today in West Virginia as officials try to figure out what caused the blast that killed 29 men in the worst U.S. mining disaster since 1970. While some of the dead have been laid to rest, efforts to recover the bodies of miners […] [...]

Death toll rises at West Virginia coal mine

by Published: April 6,2010

Tags: mining, workplace fatalities, workplace safety

MONTCOAL, W.Va. — Rescue teams planned to search again today for four workers missing in a coal mine where a massive explosion killed 25 in the worst U.S. mining disaster in more than two decades, though officials said the chances were slim that the miners survived, and the search may not be able to start again […] [...]

Coal mine explosion takes seven lives

by Published: April 5,2010

Tags: accident, coal mines, mining, workplace fatalities

MONTCOAL, W.Va. — Rescue teams were trying to locate at least 19 trapped miners in a large underground coal mine where an explosion killed seven workers on Monday, the coal company and mine safety officials said. Nine rescue crews usually made up of six members each were at the mine that covers several square miles, […] [...]

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