Unregulated and illegally run mines, lack of safety equipment, and targeted attacks by militia groups continue to prove deadly for coal miners in Pakistan
Despite hostilities and difficulties faced by the Warrior Met Coal, nearly 1,100 workers in Alabama’s largest metallurgical coal producer have continued their strike for a fair contract to compensate for the sacrifices they made to keep the bankrupt company afloat
More than 1,100 mine workers at Warrior Met Coal have gone on strike over the company’s failure to reach a consensus with the workers over the new contracts that went into effect on April 1.
Union leaders blame institutional apathy and continued reliance on the contract system for the deaths more than forty miners in the last three months in the southwestern Balochistan province
For 12 hours after the incident, the management of ArcelorMittal, the largest steel producer on the African continent, did not bring in specialists, but used about 10 of its ordinary employees to conduct the search and rescue operation, NUMSA reported
The incident was triggered by a rockslide at a marble quarry in the Mohmand district. Casualties are expected to rise as dozens remain trapped under the debris
The disaster occurred in northern Kachin State’s Hpakant township and was triggered by heavy rainstorm. The number of deaths is expected to rise as scores of miners remain missing
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in South Africa questions the government exemption provided to gold, platinum and even diamond mines as essential services and has accused the mining department of succumbing to pressure from companies
One worker remains missing while nine were rescued from the debris in Bharatpur open cast mine in Talcher Coalfields. Workers said the accident could have been avoided if safety precautions had been followed
At least 17 coal miners have reportedly lost their lives this year by choking to death inside collapsed coal mines in different areas of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The miserable conditions in mines have led to the death of more than 120 workers in recent months.