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Three Chinese Miners Rescued in Hunan

Chinese state media has reported that a gas explosion in Hunan has killed seven people. Mining accidents in China occur frequently, and reports claim that the official death toll over the past ten years has reached over 47,000....

Documentary: To the Light

To the Light, a documentary about miners in Sichuan Province, has won the Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award. From the Huffington Post: The visually lyrical and heartbreaking film, which won the Mead’s prestigious award this...

22 Rescued from Flooded Illegal Mine

22 miners have safely emerged from an illegal mine in north-eastern China after a week trapped underground. Another man’s body was recovered, while three remain missing. From the BBC: The miners became trapped in the...

China Landslide Rescue Efforts Underway; 26 Dead

Rescue workers are searching for survivors after a landslide buried an iron-ore mine in southwestern China near Chongqing city, Sichuan province.  State media has confirmed 26 dead, 8 injured, and 74 missing. From IOL: Hundreds...

Shaft Of Light For China’s Coalminers

From The Age: Xiao Huazhong’s lungs are letting him down. The former coalminer from China’s Sichuan province has third-stage pneumoconiosis, or “black lung disease”, and even the five-minute walk from the...

More Mine Disasters, When Will This End?

According to official figures, more than 4700 coal miners died in China last year. But independent labor groups put the real toll at closer to 20,000 annually. It has become so routine that hardly anyone notices anymore. Here is...

Testament of a Coal Mine Worker – Li Daguang

As we read about yet more mining accidents, here is a moving testimony to the dangers China’s miners face every day. Legal Daily carried the testimony — Testament of a Coal Mine Worker — via Cultural Vision on...

China mining fatalities rise

From AFP, via NEWS.com.au: CHINA recorded some 2700 mining fatalities in the first half of the year, with major accidents involving up to 29 fatalities more than doubling during the
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