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Chinese mine boss drowns himself after deadly collapse

The owner of a Chinese gypsum mine drowned Sunday after jumping into a well in an apparent suicide during rescue efforts for 17 workers still trapped two days after the mine collapsed and killed one person, state media said.

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In Flint, Mich., there’s so much lead in children’s blood that a state of emergency is declared

Holding a toddler by the hand or an infant in their arms, they all have the same question: Are their children being poisoned?

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B.C.’s Gibraltar mine wants to increase amount of effluent discharged to Fraser River

Taseko Mines Ltd. has applied to the province for a 50-per-cent increase in the water it discharges from its Gibraltar mine waste-storage facility into the Fraser River.

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Mill employee disciplined for raising dust concerns, inquest hears

management reprimanded an employee after he posted a letter on a bulletin board raising concern about air quality in the sawmill, a coroner’s inquest heard Thursday.

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United Steelworkers Mourns Loss of John Phare

“The United Steelworkers joins all British Columbians in extending our deepest condolences to the family of John Phare, who tragically lost his life while bravely fighting a forest fire near Sechelt.

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Robot kills autoworker at Volkswagen plant

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

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Metron Construction Boss Should Be Jailed for Causing Four Deaths

The recent conviction of a Metron Construction boss on criminal negligence charges for killing four workers in 2009 should result in a jail sentence, says Marty Warren, Ontario/Atlantic Director of the United Steelworkers (USW).

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Protesters in over 400 cities march vs Monsanto

Organizers say two million people marched in protest against seed giant Monsanto in hundreds of rallies across the U.S. and in over 50 other countries on Saturday.

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Inquest into fatal B.C. mill blast makes 33 recommendations, finds deaths accidental

A coroner’s inquest into a deadly mill explosion in northern British Columbia has suggested that the RCMP develop a policy for investigating criminal negligence in the workplace as one of 33 recommendations aimed at preventing similar disasters.

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Stave Lake Quarries charged with criminal negligence in death of Kelsey Anne Kristian

Kristian died on her second day on the job when the dump truck she had been driving flipped

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