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B. 2015-11-08 Heavy smog shrouds northeastern China as winter begins Shenyang, Northeast China
2015-08-19 China CO2: 'Coal error' caused wrong calculations China
3. 2014-10-28 18 workers trapped as mine collapses in Turkey Ermenek, Turkey
4. 2014-08-14 23 trapped in flooded coal mine in China Jixi City, Heilongjiang, Northeast China
5. 2014-02-27 Australians advised to flee town near burning mine Morwell, Victoria, Australia
6. 2014-01-15 6 coal miners killed in fire in Vietnam Vietnam
H. 2014-01-12 Railway blames train derailment on washed out beaver dam Burnaby, British Columbia, Vancouver
8. 2013-09-14 24 Afghans die as tunnel collapses in coal mine Samangan, Northern Afghanistan
J. 2013-07-08 China coal policy 'cut lifespans' Huai River, China

Second robot to aid in mine rescue  A robot has arrived at the site of a coal mine where an explosion trapped 29 workers underground. Trapped miner, 17, was on job for one hour Robot searching for miners breaks down  The robot dispatched to search for signs of life in the coal mine where 29 miners are trapped has broken down inside the tunnel Blast fears delay NZ mine rescue  No rescue mission will be launched until at least Sunday morning at the New Zealand coal mine where 29 men are missing after a blast Rescue on hold for trapped coal miners  The fate of 29 miners and contractors remains a mystery more than 20 hours since they were last above ground 46 workers killed in mine blast Map of Henan China  An underground explosion in a coal mine in central China's Henan province killed at least 46 miners Crews rush to rescue trapped coal miners Coal mine blast kills 21   The blast occurred Thursday in a shaft where 31 miners were working. 10 workers escaped from the Yuanyang Colliery mine after the explosion 52 dead in coal mine blasts Map of Kemerovo Russia
Heavy smog shrouds northeastern China as winter begins   Air quality reached extremely hazardous levels in the city of Shenyang, as northern China began to burn coal to heat homes for winter China CO2: 'Coal error' caused wrong calculations  Confusion over the types of coal being burned in power stations has caused a significant overestimation of the country's carbon emissions 18 workers trapped as mine collapses in Turkey   A coal mine in southern Turkey collapsed Tuesday, trapping 18 workers underground as water surged near them 23 trapped in flooded coal mine in China   56 workers were down the shaft when the flooding occurred Thursday afternoon at the privately owned Anzhishun Coal Mine in Jixi City Australians advised to flee town near burning mine 6 coal miners killed in fire in Vietnam Railway blames train derailment on washed out beaver dam 24 Afghans die as tunnel collapses in coal mine   Officials say a tunnel collapse in a coal mine in Afghanistan's north has killed at least 24 workers and left three missing China coal policy 'cut lifespans' NZ mine boss pleads not guilty India minister apologises for 'sexist' remark Death toll rises in China coal mine blast  The death toll from a gas blast at a coal mine in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan rose to 19, with 28 miners still trapped underground Zambians kill China mine manager 13 on Indonesian boat found adrift at sea Mine: 'No survivors' after second blast Map of Pike River New Zealand


year 2015 Top ^

Nov.8   Northeast China  
Aug.19   China  


year 2014 Top ^

Oct.28   Turkey  
Aug.14   Northeast China
Feb.27   Australia
Jan.15   Vietnam
Jan.12   Vancouver


year 2013 Top ^

Sep.14   Northern Afghanistan
Jul.8   China


year 2012 Top ^

Oct.24   New Zealand
Oct.2   New Delhi
Aug.29   Sichuan  
Aug.5   Zambia


year 2011 Top ^

Dec.20   Indonesia


year 2010 Top ^

Nov.23   New Zealand  
  All 29 miners trapped in a coal mine in New Zealand are believed to be dead after the ignition of gases in mine meant a rescue was very unlikely
 There had been no contact with 24 New Zealanders, two Australians, two Britons and a South African - since the first explosion
Nov.22   New Zealand
  New Zealand
Nov.20   New Zealand
Nov.19   New Zealand
Jun.20   China  
May.18   Turkey
May.13   Southern China  
May.11   Siberia  
  The death toll from an accident has reached 52, with 38 people still missing. More than 80 survivors are currently in hospitals

Apr.6   China  
Apr.5   China
  More than a week after their coal mine was flooded by a rush of underground water, 115 miners were pulled out alive


year 2009 Top ^

Nov.20   Northeast China   Scores missing after mine blast   An explosion at a coal mine, operated by the Hegang company, in northeastern China killed at least 31 workers and trapped nearly 82 undergro...

year 2008 Top ^

Feb.26   Alaska Eskimo village sues over global warming  A village eroding into the Arctic Ocean sued two dozen oil, power and coal companies , claiming that the warming threatens the community's e... Jan.13   China   11,000 closed mines in safety crackdown
  China has closed more than 11,000 small coal mines as part of a 2-year-old crackdown aimed at stemming the industry's high death toll


year 2007 Top ^

Nov.18   Donbass   63 killed after coal mine blast
Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  A methane blast has ripped through a mine in eastern Ukraine, killing more than 30 miners and leaving about 50 others missing.    The explosion occurred at the Zasyadka mine in the Donetsk region at a dept...
Jun.8   Australia   Stormy seas push freighter aground  A wild storm that lashed east coast drove a coal freighter onto a sand bank, raising fears it could break apart and leak fuel May.24   Siberia   35 die in mine gas blast
Map of Kemerovo Russia  3 more missing after a methane gas explosion at a coal mine at the Yubileinaya mine in the Kemerovo region Mar.20   Siberia Search for miners after 100 killed  Rescue teams continued to search for 6 miners, a day after an explosion ripped through a coal mine in southwestern Siberia

year 2006 Top ^

Nov.22   Poland   No survivors in mine blast
  Rescuers at a coal mine have found the bodies of 15 miners, ending hopes of finding any survivors.    The final death is 23. The mine shaft had been closed in because of gas levels...
Jan.3   USA West Virginia mine rescue accelerated   Rescuers were drilling 2 holes into the mine in addition to a 6-inch hole for 13 men trapped in a coal mine

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.7   China   Mine blast leaves 74 dead   A gas explosion at a coal mine has killed 74 miners and 32 are still missing in Tangshan in the Hebei Province   China   96 missing after mine blast   An explosion tore through a coal mine in northern China, in Tangshan, a city in Hebei province Dec.2   China Mine flood traps 42 miners  Rescuers are searching for 42 miners trapped after a flood at a coal mine Aug.30   China   China to close 7,000 coal mines
  China is suspending production at 1/3 of its coal mines to reduce the number of fatal accidents


year 2003 Top ^

May.13   China   Dozens dead mine blast  A gas explosion ripped through a coal mine, killing at least 63 miners and leaving 23 others missing

year 2002 Top ^

Jul.31   Donbass   Coal mine explosions kills at least 19   2 miners were still missing after the blast at more than 1,000 meters underground in Donetsk in southeastern Ukraine Jul.27   Pennsylvania All 9 pulled alive from mine
Map of Quecreek Pennsylvania  One by one, miners, their faces blackened with dust, were pulled from a flooded coal mine after being trapped for 3 days Jul.25   Pennsylvania Rescuers drill to reach trapped miners Jul.7   Donbass Mine fire kills 34 Map of Ukrainsk Ukraine
  Rescuers have found the bodies in an elevator shaft 2,000 feet below ground after fire broke out inside a coal mine


year 2001 Top ^

Aug.20   Eastern Ukraine   Hopes fade for mine survivors
Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  An underground fire in a coal mine has thwarted efforts to rescue trapped 10 miners
Aug.19   Eastern Ukraine Mine blast kills 33 Aug.7   Romania   Mine blast kills 13
  Explosion in a coal mine was sparked by methane gas leak
Feb.7   India Miner alive in pit after 6 days
  Salim Ansari is one of 29 men trapped in a flooded coal


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