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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Miners

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Dozens of miners trapped underground following blast in Turkey
A mining workers’ union estimated that some 100 workers were underground at the time of the blast.
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Backlash after Boris Johnson says Thatcher helped climate by closing UK coal mines
Johnson made the comments towards the end of a two-day trip to Scotland.
Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free trapped Chinese miners
The debris standing in the way weighs about 70 tons.
955 gold miners in South Africa rescued after being trapped underground for over 30 hours
The miners were stuck in the Beatrix gold mine after a massive power outage caused by a storm.
Miners trapped underground since Christmas Day rescued alive
They were among 29 trapped in the Chinese mine.
Volunteers pull bodies from the rubble as death toll in Myanmar reaches 113
The mine collapse was the worst such disaster in recent memory.
20 miners rescued and five still missing after cave-in
The miners were trapped for nearly two days at an unlicensed gold mine.
Strike action in Turkey over mining disaster as protesters rage against authorities
Turkey’s four worker unions have called for a nationwide, one-day strike today.
Trapped miners rescued after tunnel collapse
The 19 Polish miners trapped when an earthquake hit have been rescued.
Nine trapped after Russia coal mine blast
A total of 259 miners were working underground when the explosion went off at the Vorkutinskaya mine.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
South African miner fires 8,500 as strikes weaken
Major gold producers in South Africa are playing a high-stakes game of chicken with workers striking over wages.
South Africa to start releasing arrested miners
A court is to begin conditionally releasing 270 miners who were arrested after police gunned down 34 of their colleagues in Johannesburg in August.
SA miners charged with colleagues' murders after police shootings
Prosecutors have charged 270 mine workers over violent confrontation with police sparked by mining strike.
Memorial service for South African miners takes place
A widow of one of the men collapsed during the service, which remembered the 34 miners who died during last week’s strike.
South Africa's Lonmin mine reopens after strike deaths
Mining company threatened to fire anyone who doesn’t show up for work tomorrow morning after wildcat strike led to 44 deaths.
South African police claim self-defence after 34 shot dead during mining protest
Police chief says live rounds were used after negotiations and crowd control measures failed.
'Several' South African miners shot dead by police
Video footage of the shooting has been broadcast across South Africa.
Police open fire on striking miners in South Africa
A number of people were shot and injured in the incident, which occured as striking workers gathered near the Lonmin PLC platinum mine this afternoon.
In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes
Six people were hospitalised and several arrested in yesterday after police fired rubber bullets at crowds demonstrating against severe new austerity measures.
At least 21 killed in gas explosion at Chinese mine
A gas leaks sparks an underground explosion at a mine in the Yunnan province, with around two dozen more miners trapped.
Final 45 miners rescued from China mine
The remaining 45 miners trapped underground since last Thursday have been brought to the surface. Eight people have been confirmed dead following the incident.
Mine explosion leaves 50 workers trapped in China
Seven miners have so far managed to escape from the mine in the centre of the country.
Miner killed after roof fall at colliery in North Yorkshire
It’s the second fatal mining accident to hit the UK’s mining industry this month.
China: 19 miners rescued after week, 3 more missing
The mine the men were working in was ordered shut in 2007 but reopened – without permission – earlier this month.
Rescue teams hope to rescue Chilean miners tomorrow
A giant diamond-tipped drill is now just 40m away from the trapped men – but there’s new safety concerns.