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UK Coal sentenced over Kellingley mineworker's death

22-07-2012

UK Coal and global machinery supplier Joy Mining Ltd. were ordered to pay a total of £568,000 in fines and costs for serious breaches of safety that led to the death of West Yorkshire pit worker Ian Cameron.

On 18 July, UK Coal Ltd., of Harworth, Nottinghamshire, and Joy Mining Machinery …

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Fourth death at South African mine in twelve months

14-09-2011

gold_coinFirst Uranium has reported that an accident at its Ezulwini gold mine killed a drill operator. It is the fourth death at the South African mine in the last twelve months.

The drill operator was killed by a collapse in the mine. In August, a man was killed in another accident, which is under interna…

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Quebec environmental groups launch a campaign to stop asbestos mining in the province

22-06-2011

Nature Québec and Pour que le Quebec ait meilleure mine say asbestos should not be mined because is too dangerous for human health, reports MontrealGazette.

Debate about whether to label chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous material under the United Nations' Rotterdam Convention began on Tuesday, and…

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Four gold miners killed in Philippines

08-04-2011

A landslide caused by heavy rainfall has killed four workers; another two workers were rescued.

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Two gold miners killed in South Africa

08-04-2011

A seismic event registering 2.4 on the Richter scale has killed two workers and injured another three.

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