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Despite the fact that video seen around the world clearly showed police firing on the South African miners, their co-workers are the ones who are being charged in the deaths.
Posted on Aug 30, 2012
A blast at a
coal mine in Colombia has killed 21 workers, less than four years after an explosion took the lives of 30 at the same La Preciosa mine in the northeast of the country. Posted on Jan 29, 2011
AP / Jorge Saenz
The company that owns the now-infamous mine where 33 Chileans were rescued after two months underground has agreed to
liquidate its assets, avoiding bankruptcy. Much of the money will go to pay miners idled by the disaster and to compensate the government for rescue efforts.
Posted on Nov 27, 2010
Twenty-seven miners have been declared
missing after an explosion in New Zealand’s South Island, jogging our collective memory of the Chilean miners who were trapped underneath the ground for 69 days.
Posted on Nov 19, 2010
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