Mine workers’ safety
Coal workers strike at Warrior Met reach third month

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

Coal mine workers in Alabama strike over failed contract talks

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.

Coal miners death Balochistan 43 coal miners killed in last 3 months in Pakistan

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 

Unions demands investigation after death of three workers following explosion at ArcelorMittal plant in South Africa

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

Mining accident Pakistan 20 miners feared dead in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 

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

Myanmar landslide Over 160 jade miners killed in Myanmar’s landslide

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

South African government allows mining activity despite lockdown extension

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

Coal Miner India Three workers killed in coal mine accident in Odisha

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

Nine dead in coal mine accident in Pakistan

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.

Pakistan coal miners Coal miners continue to lose lives in Pakistan

The miserable conditions in mines have led to the death of more than 120 workers in recent months.

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 17

In this episode, we report on the arrest of privacy activist Ola Bini in Ecuador, intensifying Indian crackdown in Kashmir and mine workers’ protest in Pakistan.

Indonesia Sulawesi mine collapse Dozens trapped in the collapse of a makeshift gold mine in Indonesia

38 workers are confirmed to be trapped, with fears of even more buried, inside a makeshift gold mine in Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia, highlighting the dangerous shadow sector of unlicensed mining in Indonesia

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