Jul 22, 2016

Komatsu to buy U.S. mining equipment maker Joy Global

Komatsu Ltd. said that it has agreed to acquire U.S. mining machinery maker Joy Global Inc. for $2.9 billion. Joy Global, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has production bases in the United States, China, Australia and elsewhere. Annual sales totaled $3.2 billion in the year ...

Apr 25, 2016

Chinese state media say 11 missing after coal mine floods

A coal mine flooded in northern China on Monday, leaving 11 miners missing, state media reported. The accident happened Monday morning in Tongchuan city in Shaanxi province, the official Xinhua News Agency said. A total of 67 workers were in the mine shaft but ...

Anger in China's coal country as miners feel left behind

Mar 19, 2016

Anger in China's coal country as miners feel left behind

Hanging from a highway overpass two hours’ drive from the Siberian border, a local government banner reads like a last-gasp exhortation to this exhausted coal community: “Improve our structure, change our methods, transform our city.” This area has transformed in dire ways as China ...

Feb 5, 2016

Three missing, 87 rescued after South Africa mine collapse

Almost 90 miners were rescued and three were still missing after a cave-in at a gold mine in northeastern South Africa on Friday, the firm that owns the mine said. The collapse at the mine’s main entrance trapped 87 workers underground, all of whom ...

Chinese mine boss drowns himself after deadly collapse

Dec 27, 2015

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. Quoting a morning briefing by ...