Industrial accidents

An aerial view shows a destroyed house after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Rescuers searched for survivors in a huge area in southeastern Brazil buried by mud from the collapse of dam holding back mine waste, with several people dead and hundreds missing. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
January 26, 2019 - 5:29 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a dam holding back mine waste in southeastern Brazil rose to 40 on Saturday as searchers flying in helicopters and rescuers laboring in deep mud uncovered more bodies. An estimated 300 people were still missing and authorities expected...
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An aerial view shows flooding triggered by a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Brazilian mining company Vale SA said it didn’t yet have information on deaths or injuries at the dam but said that tailings have reached the community of Vila Ferteco. (Bruno Correia/Nitro via AP)
January 25, 2019 - 4:30 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A dam that held back mining waste collapsed Friday in Brazil, inundating a nearby community in reddish-brown sludge and leaving an estimated 200 people missing, authorities and the mining company said. Parts of the city of Brumadinho were evacuated, and firefighters rescued people...
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January 20, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in an eastern area, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Nairobi. National police chief Joseph Boinnet says security forces fought off the attackers at Shimbirey near...
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January 12, 2019 - 7:24 pm
BEIJING (AP) — At least 19 miners were killed when a coal mine collapsed in northern China, the government said Sunday. Rescuers were looking for two miners who still are missing following the disaster Saturday in the northern city of Shenmu in Shaanxi province, the city government said in a...
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January 12, 2019 - 3:23 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said Saturday. Hundreds of people have died in similar accidents in recent years in Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, as...
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This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from tv footage shows shows an Emergency Situations employee holding a cat rescued from debris of damaged parts of a collapsed section of an apartment building, in Magnitigorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Search crews have pulled more bodies from a huge pile of rubble at a collapsed Russian apartment building. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 2:32 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — After three-and-a-half days of fighting a mountain of concrete, cold weather and time, rescue teams in an industrial Russian city ended a search for people who were inside an apartment building where an explosion triggered a partial collapse, giving a final death toll Thursday of 39...
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This image provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from tv footage, shows Emergency Situations employees working at the scene of a collapsed section of an apartment building in Magnitogorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Russian emergency officials say that at least four people have died after sections of an apartment building collapsed after an apparent gas explosion in the Ural Mountains region. (Chelyabinsk Region Governor Press Service photo via AP)
December 31, 2018 - 4:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of rescue workers raced bitterly cold weather in Russia's Ural Mountains region Monday as they searched for survivors in the hulking concrete blocks from a partially collapsed apartment building where at least four people died. The nation's top investigative agency, the...
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In this video grab provided by RU-RTR Russian television via AP television, Russian rescue team wait for a elevator to go down into the mine potash mine in Solikamsk, the Perm region near the Ural Mountains, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Russian emergency teams struggled Saturday to reach nine construction workers trapped inside a burning potash mine in the Perm region near the Ural Mountains. (RU-RTR Russian Television via AP)
December 23, 2018 - 10:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Rescue teams on Sunday found the bodies of nine construction workers who were trapped inside a burning potash mine in Russia's Ural Mountains, while Russian officials opened a criminal investigation of the accident. A fire erupted Saturday at the mine operated by fertilizer company...
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December 22, 2018 - 9:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency teams struggled Saturday to reach nine construction workers trapped inside a burning potash mine in the Perm region near the Ural Mountains. Officials said the fire erupted Saturday when 17 workers were inside the mine in Solikamsk, which is located 1,200 kilometers...
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December 21, 2018 - 1:52 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A spokesman for a mining company says the death toll in a methane explosion that hit a coal mine in northeast Czech Republic has increased to 13. Ivo Celechovsky of the OKD mining company said Friday that 11 of the dead were Polish nationals while two were Czechs. Another 10 miners...
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