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2009-10-01 11:55:58

Worldwide, thousands of workers die every year from mining accidents, and instantaneous coal outbursts in underground mines are among the major killers. But although scientists have been investigating coal outbursts for more than 150 years, the precise mechanism is still unknown. New research by scientists at the University of Michigan and Peking University in Beijing, China, suggests that the outbursts occur through a process very similar to what happens during explosive volcanic eruptions....

2008-09-30 09:00:42

Coal mine accident kills six in southwest China KUNMING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- A coal and gas outburst left six miners dead in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Monday, local authorities said. The accident happened at about 3:30 p.m. at the Xiaowuqie Coal Mine in the Zhaxi Township of Weixin County, a county government spokesman said, providing no further details. It was not immediately known how many people were working in the shaft when the accident took place. Outburst is a...

2008-09-29 12:00:29

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Coal Mine Accident Kills Six in Southwest China"] Kunming, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) - A coal and gas outburst left six miners dead in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Monday, local authorities said. The accident happened at about 3:30 p.m. at the Xiaowuqie Coal Mine in the Zhaxi Township of Weixin County, a county government spokesman said, providing no further details. It was not...

2008-09-25 09:00:39

Three killed in colliery gas outburst CHANGSHA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least three miners were killed and one remained missing after a coal and gas outburst took place at a colliery in central China's Hunan Province on Tuesday, local safety watchdog confirmed on Wednesday. The accident happened at about 5:20 p.m. when four miners were working underground at Qunli Coal Mine in Lianyuan City, Hunan Province, the provincial work safety supervision administration said on Wednesday. The...

2008-09-22 09:00:41

At least 31 dead, nine missing in C. China coal mine gas outburst ZHENGZHOU, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 31 people have been confirmed dead and nine others missing in a coal mine gas outburst in central China's Henan Province early on Sunday. A local government spokesman said coal and gas erupted at about 1:40 a.m. at Xinfeng No. 2 Coal Mine, southwest of Dengfeng City. There were 108 people underground when the accident occurred and 68 of them escaped. Rescue efforts are...

2008-09-21 00:00:19

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ZHENGZHOU, 21 September: At least 31 people have been confirmed dead and nine others missing in a coal mine gas outburst in central China's Henan Province early on Sunday. A local government spokesman said coal and gas erupted at about 1:40 a.m. [1740 gmt 20 September] at Xinfeng No 2 Coal Mine, southwest of Dengfeng City. There were 108 people underground when the accident occurred and 68 of them...

2008-09-09 09:00:36

SW China mine gas outburst toll hits 17 CHENGDU, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a coal mine gas outburst in southwest China's Sichuan Province rose to 17 on Monday with one person still missing, the local authority said on Monday. All the bodies of the dead were out of the pit as of 3 p.m. on Monday and their relatives had signed contracts of compensation with the mine, according to the Sichuan Provincial Work Safety Administration. The incident occurred at 2:52 a.m. on...

2008-09-08 09:00:36

Mine gas outburst toll rises to 13 in SW China CHENGDU, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a coal mine gas outburst in southwest China's Sichuan Province rose to 13 with five still missing as a new body was found on Saturday, rescuers said. The incident occurred at 2:52 a.m. Friday in a mine in Jiuqing Town, Xingwen County. The Sichuan Provincial Work Safety Administration said 44 miners were underground at the time. Only 26 emerged safely from the pit after the accident. So...

2008-07-24 18:00:47

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Amy Louviere, +1-202-693-9423, or Matthew Faraci, +1- 202-693-9406, both of MSHA Failures by mine operator, engineering consultant contributed to mine collapse PRICE, Utah, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labors Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today announced that it has fined the operator of the Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah, $1,340,000 for violations that directly contributed to the deaths of six miners...


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