Four killed in Poland mine methane explosion

Coal miner JSW has confirmed the death of four workers, one of them a rescue team member, at the Pniówek mine in Poland following a methane explosion during the early hours of 20 April local time. The incident occurred just after midnight at the underground operation in the southern region of the country, when 42 workers were at a depth…

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Pay increase at centre of Polish miner protest

A number of miners in Poland have taken a position of blocking deliveries of coal at state-run power plants in the country, demanding an increase in pay for their work. According to the Associated Press, protesters from Polish Coalmining Group’s Halemba operation and other mines in the southern Silesia region have been stopping trains as they are ordering higher pay…

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