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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kazakh Miner Killed

MOSCOW -- A coal miner in Kazakhstan was killed last weekend when a loading platform slid backward and slammed into him, a news report said. Another miner was injured.

The 46-year-old miner was dead by the time rescuers reached him, Itar-Tass cited emergency officials as saying. The accident occurred in the Kazakhstanskaya mine in the Karaganda region of the Central Asian nation. Union leaders blamed the accident on lax attention to the dangers of outdated equipment used in most Kazakh mines.