August 15, 2018

Rescue bid to save trapped coal miners in Wales

Rescuers say they are "hopeful and optimistic" that four miners trapped 90m underground in the Gleision Colliery in Wales will be freed. The men have been trapped by water at Gleision Colliery near Cilybebyll, Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley since Thursday morning. No contact has yet been … [Read more...]

Pike River mine management waited “51 minutes to call emergency services”

Contractors working at the Pike River mine at the time of the explosion say management took 51 minutes to contact emergency services following last November's first explosion and initially had no idea how many miners were underground. Information released by contractors owed money by the mine … [Read more...]

John Key admits Pike River mine would be illegal in Australia

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has told The Australian newspaper that the Pike River Mine “would be illegal” if it were constructed in Australia. He also acknowledged that there are deficiencies in New Zealand’s mining safety regulations. A Royal Commission inquiry is to investigate the … [Read more...]

Mexico coal mine blast – 3 dead, 11 missing

Rescue teams are searching in the coal mine outside Sabinas in Northern Mexico for 11 miners trapped after a gas explosion on Tuesday morning. Three miners have been confirmed dead, and a 15 year old youth is in serious condition after having both arms amputated. Mexico's Labor Secretary, … [Read more...]