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Colombia coal blast kills 16 miners, 70 feared dead

AMAGA, Colombia – More than 70 Colombian miners were trapped and feared dead Thursday in a coal mine explosion that could become one of the Andean country’s worst mining accidents. At least 16 bodies were pulled from the wreckage after … Continue reading

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West Virginia: Mine Probe Examines Airflow, Possible Tampering

The Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia was plagued by persistent problems with airflow in the weeks and months before a massive and deadly explosion in April, an NPR News investigation has found. NPR has also learned that the … Continue reading

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Sulfuric acid blast kills 3 at S China factory

(Xinhua) Updated: 2009-10-04 08:30 SHENZHEN: Three workers were poisoned to death and three others injured Saturday after a sulfuric acid blast at a factory in the south China boomtown Shenzhen, local police said. The accident took place at 2:24 pm … Continue reading

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Deaths, lung damage linked to nanoparticles in China

HONG KONG, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Seven young Chinese women suffered permanent lung damage and two of them later died after working for months without proper protection in a paint factory using nanoparticles, Chinese researchers reported.

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Graduate commits suicide after being forced to work three months without a day off

A twenty four-year-old university graduate working at a moldings factory in the Houjie district of Dongguan jumped to his death from his fourth floor dormitory after being refused time off work by management, the Guangzhou Daily reported.

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9 bodies found after coal mine blast in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Nine bodies have been recovered from a Slovak coal mine following a fire and explosion, and 11 other people are also believed to have died, authorities said Tuesday.

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