Mining Accidents Continue Unabated

Via Al-Jazeera:

At least 28 miners have been killed and 12 others remain missing, after a coal mine explosion in Indonesia’s Sumatra island, officials say.

Rescuers working overnight and into Wednesday morning pulled bodies from the mine in Sawahlunto regency, after what is suspected to have been an explosion caused by leaking methane gas on Tuesday.

Miners still trapped have been underground for more than 30 hours, officials said.

It has also been reported that those trapped are likely dead due to the gases leaking.  This was a locally owned and smaller mine, so it’s unimaginable that it would be required to meet any kind of standard in relation to worker rights, worker safety.

More here via localized news media.

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