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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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Oil disaster efforts face extreme heat

Rising temperatures are adding to the perils of cleanup efforts on the Gulf oil disaster, and workers’ heat-related illnesses are now the primary worry for local doctors and nurses. “Our big issue with the health is the heat-related stuff,” said … 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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Everyday economic violence clippings

Apartment fire kills nine in China Jan. 6 BEIJING, Jan. 6 (UPI) — A fire in an apartment building Wednesday in Wenzhou city in China’s eastern Zhejiang province killed at least nine people, authorities said.

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