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Eighty-six years after Ohio’s worst mining disaster scars persist, but life goes on

Despite the incident happened 86 years ago, the emotional and economic wounds of Millfield coal mine explosion persist, but this photo essay is also a testimony to the resiliency of those who chose to stay and reassemble their lives from the ground up.

15 dead, several trapped in coal mining explosion in western China

China's coal mines continue to be among the deadliest in the world.

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 deadliest mine hazards

The infographic breaks down hazards threatening miners including powered haulage, machinery, exploding vessels, slips and falls.

Mining deaths in the U.S. fell to historic low in 2015

Eleven of the 28 deaths last year occurred at coal mines, a sector that has seen employment decrease significantly in recent years, especially in Appalachia.

Hope fades for 19 trapped coal miners in China

The site remained on fire on Thursday and the temperature inside the mine “could have reached 1,000 degrees” Celsius (over 1,600 Fahrenheit), according to rescue workers.

China coal mine explosion traps 29 workers

Last year alone 1,049 people were killed or went missing in mining-related accidents in China.

Sudbury mining incidents "unacceptable": Ministry of Labour

Data from Association of Workers' Compensation Board of Canada, shows a total of 69 Canadians have died in mining-related accidents since 2012.

China coal mine death toll rises to 21

Last year alone 1,049 people were killed or went missing in mining-related accidents in the nation, the world’s largest consumer of coal.

US mining fatalities up in 2013, Kentucky tops the list

Kentucky had the most metal/non-metal mining deaths, and West Virgina registered the highest number of coal mining deaths.

Body of missing Harmony Gold miner found

After a seismic event triggered a fall of ground and fire at the Doornkop mine.

Harmony Gold halts all operations in South Africa after two new fatalities

The accidents at Harmony this week are among the worst since a fire at a Gold Fields mine in 2012.

Tragic end for Harmony’s Doornkop miners: eight found dead

One other miner is still missing.

Eight workers rescued, nine still missing after fire at Harmony’s Doornkop mine

Company says conditions underground remain challenging due to smoke and small landslides.

Mining health and safety: ICMM and Marcus Evans

Report and conference provides opportunity to collate ideas, themes and opportunities to improve.

Seven die in coal mine explosion in China

The blast took place Friday morning at Shibanpo coal mine, located in Southwest China's Guizhou province.

Four Russian coal miners missing after flood

The accident may cause Evraz a 15% decrease in its coal output.

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.

Nut of the year: miner risked major disaster by smoking underground

Donald Adams, 51, was also charged with reckless endangerment for the incident that happened while other 117 miners were working inside the mine.

Search for missing workers in Quebec quarry continues

The search for two workers missing after a landslide mid-morning yesterday at a quarry 50-kms north of Montreal was resumed Wednesday morning with no results so far.

Top miners cautious about industry future, focused on safety: report

SInce the industry remains cautious about the strength of global economic recovery, miners have begun looking inward, especially in regards to labour.

Seton Canada teams up with Second City veterans for Eye Safety video

200 Canadian workers suffering job related eye injuries a day is no laughing matter, but a video meant to drill job safety into the consciousness of young workers and their managers is and you can watch it at

Fire traps 20 miners in Canadian potash mine, but no one hurt

Twenty miners are trapped underground due to a fire at PotashCorp’s Rocanville mine in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, about 230 kilometres east of Regina

Two miners killed in Harmony Gold explosion

South African miner Harmony Gold has suspended all drilling and blasting activities at its Joel mine, following a fatal underground explosion on Wednesday afternoon.

Mexico halts operations at 32 coal mines over safety fears

The Mexican government halted operations at the coal mines in the northern state of Coahuila on Thursday due to safety issues that have already caused the death of 13 coal miners in the last three weeks.

New Mine Safety Centre at the University of Utah

The University of Utah created a new Center for Mining Safety and Health Excellence to help those who depend on the mining industry, university President David Pershing announced.