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Explosion kills three workers at ArcelorMittal plant in South Africa 23 February 2021

Three workers were found dead at an ArcelorMittal steel plant in South Africa following an explosion on February 17. The bodies of the workers were discovered under rubble after a portion of a 90m stack at one of the site’s coke batteries failed and fell onto a control room....

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Explosion on board bulk carrier injures four offshore Gibraltar 23 February 2021

An explosion on a bulk carrier vessel, the CSSC Cape Town, injured four people on February 19. The blast happened while the ship was in Gibraltar's territorial waters. Two of the injured were flown to hospital by helicopter after they suffered severe burns....

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Second fatal gold mine explosion in just over a month kills six, injures four in China's Shandong province 18 February 2021

An explosion at a gold mine in China’s Shandong province killed six people and injured four others on February 16. The blast, Shandong’s second fatal gold mine explosion in just over a month, has prompted a local government campaign to close all unsafe mining facilities....

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11 miners rescued two weeks after gold mine explosion, 10 others found dead 25 January 2021

Rescuers lifted 11 miners to safety on January 24 after a gold mine explosion trapped 22 people in east China's Shandong province on January 10. After finding the 11 men, rescuers gained access to another part of the mine on January 25 but found the bodies of nine miners, taking the death toll up to 10. One miner remains unaccounted for....

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Explosion in gold mine traps 22 workers underground in China 12 January 2021

An explosion in east China's Shandong province trapped 22 workers underground in a gold mine on January 10. The blast happened at around 14:00 local time, however local authorities were not made aware of the incident until the evening of January 11. As of January 12, the workers remain trapped....

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Explosion in coal mine kills four, injures one in China 20 October 2020

A coal mine explosion killed four workers and injured another on October 20. The blast happened at a mine in Shanxi Province, north China....

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Coal mine explosion kills one, injures three in Turkey 13 October 2020

An explosion in a coal mine killed a worker and seriously injured three others on October 13 in central Turkey. The incident happened at a coal mine in the district of Iskilip in Turkey’s central Çorum province....

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First new UK deep coal mine in decades given green light for third time 06 October 2020

Cumbria County Council (CCC) has granted planning permission approval for a third time to West Cumbria Mining (WCM) to develop the Cumbrian Metallurgical Coal Project, the UK’s first new deep coal mine in 30 years. The mine, known as Woodhouse Colliery, will be located underground on a brownfield site, to the south west of Whitehaven in West Cumbria, UK....

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16 dead, one injured in China after coal mine fire 28 September 2020

A fire in a coal mine killed 16 people and injured one on September 27 in southwest China. The incident happened near the city of Chongqing at the Songzao coal mine, China’s state news agency Xinhua reports....

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Coal mine explosion kills nine in Colombia 03 August 2020

An explosion at a coal mine in the municipality of El Zulia in northeast Colombia killed nine miners on July 31. The blast happened at the El Cedro underground coal mine and is thought to have been caused by a build up of gases within the mine....

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