Eighty-six years after Ohio’s worst mining disaster scars persist, but life goes on

Sally Kozma, 96, glances up at old photographs of her and her husband, Bert, one of the coal miners who survived the Millfield mine disaster. (Image courtesy of Brooke Herbert Hayes | ViewFind) In 1930, the town of Millfield, in Ohio, was shaken by a devastating coal mine explosion, considered the worst mine disaster in[…]

15 dead, several trapped in coal mining explosion in western China

Rescuers in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing were still trying to locate Tuesday 18 missing miners feared dead after being trapped underground following a gas explosion that killed 15 others on Monday. China’s coal mines continue to be among the deadliest in the world. The accident, Dow Jones reports, happened at a mine run[…]