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Worker dies after electric shock at West Virginia coal mine

(AP) – Officials said an electrician has died after an electric shock at a coal mine in West Virginia. The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety ...

Tazewell County Supervisors donate $200 gift cards to local laid off coal miners
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

TAZEWELL, Va. — Tazewell County Supervisors are helping out laid off county coal miners impacted by the recent sudden closing of Blackjewel.

China Steps Up Coal To Gas Switching

This year's planned switch in the province is nearly double the number of households that made the conversion from coal to gas and electricity in ...

Minergy makes good progress at Masama coal project
Mining Review

BSE-listed Minergy, the coal mining and trading company owning 100% of the 390-million tonne Masama coal project has provided the market with an ...

Miner victory: Approved bankruptcy sale restores some back pay, could re-open coal mines
Courier Journal

“We haven't had a good coal strike in 30 years," he said. "It feels good to have had an impact, standing up not just for coal miners but for other workers.

SW Indiana coal mine to close this fall, costing 120 jobs
The Edwardsville Intelligencer

... President Steve Bottoms tells the Evansville Courier& Press that while many of the mine's workers will find other work, "they want to be coal miners.".

Big blow to Arctic environment as Russian coal company advances into protected tundra
The Independent Barents Observer

In April this year, the security service joined the environmental protection agency and filed a suit against the Arctic coal miners. According to the FSB, ...

Mine rescue competition underway in Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Donning masks and carrying dry erase boards, teams made their way through a veritable obstacle course. “It's great training for ...

Miner's daughter alleges masks sold by Mine Safety Appliances failed to protect lungs
West Virginia Record

Amanda Mines, as executrix of the estate of Thomas Muncy, filed suit in Mingo Circuit Court against Mine Safety Appliances Co. LLC, Eastern States ...

Designing safer mine blasts: NIOSH releases software
Safety+Health magazine

A report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration's fatality alert archives details how a miner was fatally injured in October when conducting ...

China coal mine approvals surge despite climate pledges
Yahoo Finance

By David Stanway and Muyu Xu. SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, ...

Australia's Stanmore Coal gets $300 million takeover bid from Winfield Energy

(Reuters) - Australia's Stanmore Coal (SMR.AX) on Wednesday said it had received a takeover proposal from privately held Winfield Energy valuing ...

Botswana's private coal mine produces first saleable coal

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana's privately owned coal mine has produced its first saleable coal that has been exported to South Africa and ...

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