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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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Construction firms to compensate workers kept on a secret industry ‘blacklist’ for ‘raising concerns about health and safety’

Workers involved claimed they were denied work, often for merely raising legitimate concerns about health and safety on building sites.

IAO Episode 1: Extrication

Follow Elkview Operations surface mine rescue team through the first challenge at Fernie BC’s Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition. Special thanks to all who contributed to this incredible project.

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Mining industry still horrified by Mount Polley tailings pond collapse: Bennett

British Columbia’s mines minister says the mining industry remains horrified a year after a tailings pond collapsed at the Mount Polley mine northeast of Williams Lake.

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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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Nexen pipeline leak in Alberta spills 5 million litres

One of the largest leaks in Alberta history has spilled about five million litres of emulsion from a Nexen Energy pipeline at the company’s Long Lake oilsands facility south of Fort McMurray.

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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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CN Rail derailment numbers soared before recent crashes

Canadian National Railway’s safety record deteriorated sharply in 2014, reversing years of improvements, as accidents in Canada blamed on poor track conditions hit their highest level in more than five years, a Reuters analysis has found.

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Thompson miners safe after underground fire

The fire trapped 39 miners in the Vale Inco nickel mine in Thompson, Man., Sunday night.

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