Disaster Mining News

Blast at Russia coal mine kills 18

A deadly explosion at a coal mine in the remote Russian Far North, within the Arctic Circle, left 18 people dead so far, said Monday the country’s Emergency Situations Ministry.

Mine manager charged over four deaths in UK’s Gleision disaster

The incident is considered the worst mining disaster in Wales in the last three decades.

Illegal mining keeps taking lives in Colombia

Three men were killed Monday while working in an illegal mine in the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia, according to a statement from the government's Ingeominas mining oversight institute.

Blast Traps at Least 30 in Colombian Coal Mine

At least 30 miners were trapped by an explosion in a coal mine in northeastern Colombia, the mayor of the town of Sardinata said Wednesday, Jan. 25, according to a report from Fox Chicago News.

Communicating in the Face of Disaster

The mining sector is no stranger to disasters and accidents. In the United States between 50 and 100 miners lose their lives each year working to extract resources. Mining companies cannot control the nature of […]