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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
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