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  • Anger, grief swell in Turkey after 274 coal miners die

    May 14, 2014 9:52 AM

    SOMA, Turkey - High gas concentrations have brought rescue operations to a halt inside a coal mine in western Turkey following a deadly explosion and fire. So far, the bodies of 274 miners have been recovered. The fate of another 150 remains unclear. Teams are trying to vent carbon dioxide... more »
  • Official: 2 killed at West Virginia coal mine

    May 13, 2014 9:39 AM

    WHARTON, W.V. - State and federal officials say two workers who were trapped when the ground failed at a West Virginia mine with a history of safety violations have died. Officials for federal and state safety agencies say the incident occurred just after 8:45 p.m. Monday at Brody Mine No.... more »
  • CDC: Miners, construction, food workers smoke most

    September 29, 2011 11:17 AM

    ATLANTA - A new government report says construction workers, miners and food service workers are the occupations that smoke the most. Experts say that may have as much to do with education levels as the jobs themselves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found 19.6 percent of... more »

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