Another Colombian mine disaster


An explosion tore through a mine in Colombia on Tuesday, killing five workers and injuring a sixth, in the second explosion in an underground coalmine in the country in less than a week: here. See also here.

Pentagon Building Bases in Central America and Colombia: here.

The fourth US coal miner of the year was killed in eastern Kentucky on March 25. The accident occurred at 8 in the morning in the underground Matrix No. 1 mine, operated by Matrix Energy LLC, located along the Johnson-Martin County line: here.

Whistleblowing Kentucky Miner Fired, Alleges Discrimination: here.

3 thoughts on “Another Colombian mine disaster

  1. Little hope for surviving miners

    PAKISTAN: The death toll in Baluchistan province from a mine explosion rose to 21 today.

    A senior official said there was little chance of survival for the 31 men still trapped.

    Poisonous methane gas was hampering rescue workers, who have been trying to save the men since an explosion early on Sunday caused the mine to collapse.

    “We are trying our best to rescue as many workers as we can, but the chance of finding survivors is bleak now,” said Iftikhar Ahmed, a top mine inspector.

    Many of the dead found so far suffocated from the gas.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/102511

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  2. Crews free miners from cave-in

    Colombia: Emergency crews rescued eight miners on Tuesday who had spent six hours trapped in a caved-in coalmine near Cali.

    Local Red Cross chief Alfonso Vargas said that all the miners were alive and in good condition.

    Mr Vargas said the cause of the accident at the Loma Gorda mine remains unknown, but strong rains have fallen on the region and could have contributed to the collapse.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/104810

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