Rescuers freed three miners who were trapped in an eastern Tennessee zinc mine Wednesday after a fire, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.
The operators of West Virginia's Upper Big Branch coal mine dodged federal safety rules and hid violations before the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 men, a scathing report on the disaster concluded Tuesday.
A "perfect storm was brewing" in West Virginia's Upper Big Branch coal mine in the weeks and days before a fireball tore through it on April 5, 2010, killing 29 miners and injuring one severely, according to a just-released report by the Governor's Independent Investigation Panel.
The owners of a West Virginia mine where 29 people perished in an explosion last year have agreed to permanently seal it, federal regulators said.
Massey Energy chairman and CEO Don Blankenship will get $12 million in cash payments when he retires from the controversial coal giant at the end of the year, the company disclosed Tuesday.
The federal government, in an action that it says is the first of its kind, filed a lawsuit Wednesday to close a Kentucky coal mine until its owner can make it safe for workers.
Two miners who died this week in a Nevada mining accident were identified Saturday, according to the mine's owner.
Rescue crews Thursday were searching for two miners after an incident at a mine in Elko County, Nevada, a U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration official told CNN.
The West Virginia coal mine where 29 miners died in an explosion in April had a sudden and large inundation of methane gas the day of the accident, the mine owner said Thursday.
It's a bold and rare move for a company to sue its regulator, but no one has ever accused the Massey Energy Company of being timid.
Massey Energy Company, which owns a West Virginia coal mine in which 29 workers died in April, has sued the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration over ventilation regulations, the company said Wednesday.
Underground teams exploring a West Virginia mine where 29 men died in an April explosion have found a crack in the floor that may have allowed methane to leak before the blast, mine owner Massey Energy confirmed Tuesday.
A top federal mine safety official said Tuesday that existing laws and regulations have not been properly enforced but pledged that his agency will now use all its powers after the West Virginia mine disaster that killed 29 people.
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin says crews are recovering the bodies of the four missing miners.
Coal-producing giant Massey Energy defended its safety record Monday after the worst U.S. mine disaster in decades and rebuffed calls for its CEO to step down.
President Obama on Thursday ordered a review of mines with poor safety records and criticized the owner of a West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 people last week.
President Obama orders a review of mines with poor safety records after last week's fatal mine explosion.
West Virginia's governor on Tuesday named a former head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration to lead a state investigation into last week's coal mine explosion that left 29 miners dead.
CNN's Ines Ferre reports on how a West Virginia community is coping after the lost of 29 coal miners.
Recovery crews worked in a West Virginia coal mine Monday, hoping to bring out by late afternoon the last nine bodies remaining there out of the 29 miners who died in an explosion a week ago, officials said.
Efforts were under way Sunday to reventilate a sprawling West Virginia coal mine so crews can recover the bodies of 22 miners who died in an explosion Monday, authorities said. Seven bodies were removed soon after the blast.
President Obama on Saturday urged a thorough investigation into a deadly explosion at a West Virginia coal mine that killed 29 people, hours after rescue efforts at the mine gave way to an operation to recover the dead.
Rescuers expect to find out by about midnight whether any of the four missing miners is still alive, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin said Friday night.
Officials explain why rescue crews were pulled from the West Virginia mine overnight.
Air inside a West Virginia coal mine remains too dangerous for rescue crews to enter where four miners may be trapped.
Two West Virginia mining accidents within 17 days in January 2006 killed 14 people and prompted Congress to pass the most sweeping mine safety legislation in 29 years.
Crews planned to pump nitrogen into a West Virginia coal mine as the search resumed early Friday for four miners who may be trapped after a deadly explosion earlier in the week.
Federal authorities were determined late Thursday to resume the search in a West Virginia coal mine where four miners may be trapped after a deadly explosion earlier in the week.
A West Virginia congressman talks to CNN's John King about warning signs and accountability leading up to the mine blast.
As this week's explosion in a West Virginia mine proved, coal mining is still a very dangerous job. The mining accident in Upper Big Branch Mine killed 25, making it the worst coal mining disaster in 25 years.
Kevin Stricklin of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration talks about rescue efforts at a West Virginia mine.
Air samples from the mine where 25 miners were killed Monday are no longer explosive, and rescuers may soon begin searching for four unaccounted-for miners, a federal official said late Wednesday.
The deaths of at least 25 workers in a West Virginia coal mine this week have turned a harsh spotlight on the safety record of the mine's owner, which has paid record fines for safety and environmental violations.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports that families of trapped miners in West Virginia don't know the fate of their loved ones.
Shares of Massey Energy plunged over 10% Tuesday, one day after an explosion at one of the company's coal mines in West Virginia killed at least 25 workers and left 4 missing.
A coal miner died Monday morning from injuries sustained in an underground roof collapse at an eastern Pennsylvania mine, state and federal officials said.
The Crandall Canyon mine collapse that killed six miners in Utah last summer lasted only seconds and was not caused by an earthquake, a new study says.
A criminal investigation should be opened into whether the operators of Utah's Crandall Canyon mine purposely misled safety officials about mine conditions before the deadly 2007 collapse, the chairman of a House investigation committee said Thursday.
Coal operator Massey Energy Co. was cited for safety violations that federal investigators say contributed to the death of a West Virginia miner last year, according to a federal report
Federal safety officials were negligent in their approval of work plans for a Utah coal mine that collapsed in August 2007, leaving nine dead, a Labor Department report concluded Monday.
The press does not have the right to get access to the government's investigation into the deadly August accident at the Crandall Canyon mine, a federal judge in Utah ruled Tuesday.
Court proceedings of the investigation into the collapse of Utah's Crandall Canyon mine should not be made public, argue attorneys for the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Relatives of those lost in the Crandall Canyon mining disaster tell Congress about their loss.
Relatives of the six dead Utah miners told a House committee Wednesday that their loved ones were victims who had voiced safety concerns prior to the August 6 collapse.
A coalition of news media organizations has filed suit in an effort to get the government investigation into the Crandall Canyon mine accident opened to the public.
There is "no remaining hope" of finding six men trapped for almost a month in a Utah coal mine alive, a federal official said Saturday.
Federal officials have indefinitely suspended efforts to find six men trapped for nearly four weeks inside a coal mine after a robotic camera failed to provide any useful information, an attorney for the men's families said Friday.
A video camera that was lowered down a seventh hole Thursday in search of six coal miners trapped inside a mountain found only a few feet of clear space and piles of rubble and mud, federal officials said.
Crews searching for any sign of six miners trapped for more than three weeks are "hoping a miracle could happen," a federal official told lawmakers Wednesday, while another hole was drilled to insert a robotic camera into the mountain.
A robotic camera lowered into a mountain became stuck 10 feet from its target, forcing crews to come up with another route to attempt getting video of an area where six miners might be trapped, an official said Tuesday.
Lawmakers in Washington announced twin probes into safety at the Utah mine where six miners were trapped and three rescuers were killed
With six trapped coal miners all but left for dead in a crumbling mountain, families and friends vented their frustration at the mine's owner Tuesday and asked: Was it too dangerous to be working there in the first place?
A panel of experts said the Crandall Canyon coal mine is so unstable that it would be "unacceptable" to resume digging through it to save six trapped miners.
Mine families statement
Families of the trapped six miners accused those in charge of rescue efforts of having "given up" on the missing men.
Rescue crews will once again be looking for signs of life in Utah's Crandall Canyon mine Saturday after drilling a fourth hole into a mountain where six men have been trapped for more than a week.
'These men died as heroes'
Underground efforts to rescue six trapped Utah miners were halted indefinitely Friday after a collapsing tunnel wall killed three rescuers, including a federal mine safety officer.
More than 10 days after the disaster, six Utah miners are still trapped and three rescuers are dead. What went wrong?
a second cave-in killed three rescue workers and injured at least six others who were trying to tunnel through rubble to reach them
Rescue workers said they detected a noise Wednesday night -- though it's unclear what it was -- deep inside the Utah mine where six men have been trapped for nine days.
Efforts to free six coal miners trapped when a Utah mine collapsed nine days ago plodded forward Wednesday, with mine officials hoping to break through a third bore hole
Search for miners continues
A search for six missing miners moved Tuesday toward the back of the mine, where officials hoped the men sought refuge in search of an air pocket
Seeking better mine rescue
The federal official who oversaw mine safety in the 1990s expressed dismay Saturday that it took five days before the first drilled hole reached the area of Utah's Crandall Canyon mine where six men are believed to be trapped.
A Pennsylvania coal mine accident killed at least one worker Monday morning, the state Department of Environmental Protection said.
An explosion at an eastern Kentucky coal mine killed five miners Saturday, but a sixth survived and walked out on his own, a Mine Safety and Health Administration official confirmed.
Federal government fines for coal mine safety violations are far below the level imposed by other government agencies and may not be offering incentives for mine companies to fix safety problems, according to a published report.
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin has called on all mines in his state to halt operations until thorough safety checks are made, following the deaths of two miners on Wednesday.
After being treated with respirators, feeding tubes, dialysis and even a couple of hours in a hyperbaric chamber, the sole survivor of the Sago Mine explosion has left the care of doctors who have skippered his recovery efforts over the past three weeks.
The doctor treating Randy McCloy, the lone survivor of the Sago Mine disaster earlier this month, said Wednesday that McCloy "can no longer be described as being in a coma."
Firefighters arrived last week at the Aracoma Alma Mine No. 1 blaze within four minutes of being notified, only to be threatened with arrest and forced to wait more than three hours for a rescue team, their chief said Monday.
The bodies of two miners who were trapped after an underground fire broke out at Aracoma Alma Mine No. 1 were found Saturday, mine officials said.
Rescue teams reached the face of a West Virginia coal mine Friday but found no sign of two missing miners, officials said.
Boy, you really can't take your eyes off this bunch for a minute, can you? If they're not screwing up one thing, then they're screwing up another -- busy little beavers. And then there are the administrative nightmares they have created all by themselves: The new Medicare prescription-drug benefit is such a disaster area, four states took it over in less than a week just to make sure poor people received their drugs.
Loading weather data ...