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Inspections at mines in seven US states identify more than 120 health & safety violations 03 November 2023

The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the results of its latest series of impact inspections at mines across the US. The agency completed inspections at nine mines in seven states in September 2023, issuing 123 violations....

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US Mine Safety and Health Administration announces findings of impact inspections at 14 mines 10 October 2023

The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the results of its completed impact inspections at 14 mines in 10 states in August. MSHA began impact inspections after an explosion killed 29 miners at West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch Mine in 2010. In it latest month of inspection, the agency identified 246 violations....

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Explosion kills six at Iranian coal mine 14 September 2023

An explosion in a coal mine killed six people in northern Iran on 3 September. Iranian state media reports that several miners became trapped underground after the blast with search and rescue efforts being carried out overnight....

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US Mine Safety and Health Administration releases results of latest round of impact safety inspections 01 September 2023

The US Department of Labor has announced that its Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 15 mines in 12 states in July 2023, issuing 288 violations and four safeguard notices. MSHA began impact inspections after an explosion killed 29 miners at West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch Mine in 2010....

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Coal mine explosion kills 11 in China 22 August 2023

An explosion at a coal mine in China’s Shanxi province left 11 people dead on 21 August. The explosion at the Xintai Coal Mine near the city of Yan’an was reported at around 20:30 local time and left several miners trapped underground....

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