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#Miners

# miners - Friday 22 January, 2021

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free trapped Chinese miners
# Shandong
# Shandong

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free trapped Chinese miners

Jan 22nd 2021, 9:13 AM 13,793 Views 3 Comments

The debris standing in the way weighs about 70 tons.

# miners - Friday 2 February, 2018

955 gold miners in South Africa rescued after being trapped underground for over 30 hours
# Gold Miners
# Gold Miners

955 gold miners in South Africa rescued after being trapped underground for over 30 hours

Feb 2nd 2018, 8:48 AM 7,233 Views 3 Comments

The miners were stuck in the Beatrix gold mine after a massive power outage caused by a storm.

# miners - Friday 29 January, 2016

Miners trapped underground since Christmas Day rescued alive
# China
# China

Miners trapped underground since Christmas Day rescued alive

Jan 29th 2016, 9:36 PM 13,522 Views 18 Comments

They were among 29 trapped in the Chinese mine.

# miners - Monday 23 November, 2015

Volunteers pull bodies from the rubble as death toll in Myanmar reaches 113
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Volunteers pull bodies from the rubble as death toll in Myanmar reaches 113

Nov 23rd 2015, 7:30 AM 20,210 Views 7 Comments

The mine collapse was the worst such disaster in recent memory.

# miners - Saturday 30 August, 2014

20 miners rescued and five still missing after cave-in
# Nicaragua
# Nicaragua

20 miners rescued and five still missing after cave-in

Aug 30th 2014, 7:27 AM 4,617 Views 3 Comments

The miners were trapped for nearly two days at an unlicensed gold mine.

# miners - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Strike action in Turkey over mining disaster as protesters rage against authorities
# Miners
# Miners

Strike action in Turkey over mining disaster as protesters rage against authorities

May 15th 2014, 7:12 AM 2,888 Views 3 Comments

Turkey’s four worker unions have called for a nationwide, one-day strike today.

# miners - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

# miners - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Trapped miners rescued after tunnel collapse
# Warsaw
# Warsaw

Trapped miners rescued after tunnel collapse

Mar 20th 2013, 7:35 AM 4,772 Views 14 Comments

The 19 Polish miners trapped when an earthquake hit have been rescued.

# miners - Monday 11 February, 2013

Nine trapped after Russia coal mine blast
# Russia
# Russia

Nine trapped after Russia coal mine blast

Feb 11th 2013, 9:12 AM 2,436 Views 2 Comments

A total of 259 miners were working underground when the explosion went off at the Vorkutinskaya mine.

# miners - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jan 6th 2013, 10:30 AM 11,182 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# miners - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

South African miner fires 8,500 as strikes weaken
# Souh Africa
# Souh Africa

South African miner fires 8,500 as strikes weaken

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:45 PM 7,028 Views 15 Comments

Major gold producers in South Africa are playing a high-stakes game of chicken with workers striking over wages.

# miners - Monday 3 September, 2012

South Africa to start releasing arrested miners
# South Africa
# South Africa

South Africa to start releasing arrested miners

Sep 3rd 2012, 10:40 AM 2,004 Views 1 Comment

A court is to begin conditionally releasing 270 miners who were arrested after police gunned down 34 of their colleagues in Johannesburg in August.

# miners - Thursday 30 August, 2012

SA miners charged with colleagues' murders after police shootings
# South Africa
# South Africa

SA miners charged with colleagues' murders after police shootings

Aug 30th 2012, 8:32 PM 5,275 Views 44 Comments

Prosecutors have charged 270 mine workers over violent confrontation with police sparked by mining strike.

# miners - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Memorial service for South African miners takes place
# South Africa
# South Africa

Memorial service for South African miners takes place

Aug 23rd 2012, 5:29 PM 2,957 Views 11 Comments

A widow of one of the men collapsed during the service, which remembered the 34 miners who died during last week’s strike.

# miners - Monday 20 August, 2012

South Africa's Lonmin mine reopens after strike deaths
# South Africa
# South Africa

South Africa's Lonmin mine reopens after strike deaths

Aug 20th 2012, 6:33 PM 2,513 Views 12 Comments

Mining company threatened to fire anyone who doesn’t show up for work tomorrow morning after wildcat strike led to 44 deaths.

# miners - Friday 17 August, 2012

South African police claim self-defence after 34 shot dead during mining protest
# South Africa
# South Africa

South African police claim self-defence after 34 shot dead during mining protest

Aug 17th 2012, 2:30 PM 4,870 Views 18 Comments

Police chief says live rounds were used after negotiations and crowd control measures failed.

'Several' South African miners shot dead by police
# South Africa
# South Africa

'Several' South African miners shot dead by police

Aug 17th 2012, 7:57 AM 3,905 Views 11 Comments

Video footage of the shooting has been broadcast across South Africa.

# miners - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Police open fire on striking miners in South Africa
# South Africa
# South Africa

Police open fire on striking miners in South Africa

Aug 16th 2012, 8:19 PM 5,596 Views 28 Comments

A number of people were shot and injured in the incident, which occured as striking workers gathered near the Lonmin PLC platinum mine this afternoon.

# miners - Thursday 12 July, 2012

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes
# Spain
# Spain

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes

Jul 12th 2012, 8:46 AM 4,835 Views 45 Comments

Six people were hospitalised and several arrested in yesterday after police fired rubber bullets at crowds demonstrating against severe new austerity measures.

# miners - Friday 11 November, 2011

At least 21 killed in gas explosion at Chinese mine
# China
# China

At least 21 killed in gas explosion at Chinese mine

Nov 11th 2011, 1:55 PM 160 Views 1 Comment

A gas leaks sparks an underground explosion at a mine in the Yunnan province, with around two dozen more miners trapped.

# miners - Saturday 5 November, 2011

Final 45 miners rescued from China mine
# China
# China

Final 45 miners rescued from China mine

Nov 5th 2011, 12:15 PM 112 Views 1 Comment

The remaining 45 miners trapped underground since last Thursday have been brought to the surface. Eight people have been confirmed dead following the incident.

# miners - Friday 4 November, 2011

Mine explosion leaves 50 workers trapped in China
# China
# China

Mine explosion leaves 50 workers trapped in China

Nov 4th 2011, 10:12 AM 102 Views 0 Comments

Seven miners have so far managed to escape from the mine in the centre of the country.

# miners - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Miner killed after roof fall at colliery in North Yorkshire
# Mining
# Mining

Miner killed after roof fall at colliery in North Yorkshire

Sep 27th 2011, 8:40 PM 242 Views 2 Comments

It’s the second fatal mining accident to hit the UK’s mining industry this month.

# miners - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

China: 19 miners rescued after week, 3 more missing
# China
# China

China: 19 miners rescued after week, 3 more missing

Aug 30th 2011, 11:52 AM 84 Views 2 Comments

The mine the men were working in was ordered shut in 2007 but reopened – without permission – earlier this month.

# miners - Saturday 9 October, 2010

# miners - Friday 8 October, 2010

Rescue teams hope to rescue Chilean miners tomorrow
# Chile
# Chile

Rescue teams hope to rescue Chilean miners tomorrow

Oct 8th 2010, 7:52 PM 139 Views 0 Comments

A giant diamond-tipped drill is now just 40m away from the trapped men – but there’s new safety concerns.