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2 July 2020

Environmental groups propose tailings dam safety standards ahead of mining industry review

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2 July 2020

Myanmar: Jade mine collapse kills over 100 workers; Death toll expected to rise

Author: Saw Nang and Richard C. Paddock, New York Times

"Myanmar Jade Mine Collapse Kills Over 100", 2 July 2020...

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1 July 2020

Ghana: One dead as military clashes with protestors over mining concession

Author: Ghana Business News

‘One dead in clashes between military personnel and miners at Patrensa’ 28 June 2020   ...

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1 July 2020

Ghana: Fathers seek damages for sons' deaths allegedly caused by inhaling toxic gas from mine

Author: Ghana Web

‘16 fathers sue Shaanxi for deaths of their sons’ 25 June 2020...

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1 July 2020

Iraq - Blackwater incident, 16 Sep 2007

On 16 Sep 2007, Blackwater personnel guarding a US diplomatic convoy in Western Baghdad opened fire.  The company and the US Government claim the convoy had been attacked but other accounts stated Blackwater's gunfire was unprovoked.  According to rep...

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30 June 2020

India: Boiler explosion in Tamil Nadu kills six workers and injures 16 weeks after deadly accident at same power plant

Author: Hindustan Times

"6 dead, 16 injured in boiler explosion at NLC power plant in Tamil Nadu", 1 July 2020...

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30 June 2020

Chile: Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, closes mine after third COVID-19 death

Author: Mining.com

“Codelco shuts Chuquicamata smelter and refinery” – 26 June 2020...

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29 June 2020

India: Two workers killed and others injured in another deadly gas leak in Andhra Pradesh state

Author: The Hindu Business Line

"Gas leak at Sainor Life Sciences plant in Vizag Pharma City kills two, injures 4", 30 June 2020...

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26 June 2020

Qatar: World Cup organising body announce one death & 1,100 COVID-19 infections among workers

1,100 of the 40,000 workers on World Cup sites have been infected with COVID-19 with one worker dying from the virus. The figures are only the second to be released publicly by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy since the outbreak of the...

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25 June 2020
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Author: Rabiatou Simpore, Sidwaya (Burkina Faso)

"Orpaillage à Sibi dans les Balé : Des violences au quotidien", 23 juin 2020...

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