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Mine Accident Kills 9, Injures 2 in SW China

03/01/2012

Nine miners were killed and two others hospitalized in a coal mine accident in Yunnan province.

The miners were buried by a collapsing coal heap while clearing residue coal at a mine in Fuyuan county in the city of Qujing. Nine of the miners died en route to the hospital.

The incident marks the second deadly coal mining accident to occur in Qujing over the past two months. On Nov. 10, a gas explosion at a coal mine in Shizong county killed at least 35 miners. 

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4 Dead, 12 Injured in Southwest China Coal Mine Explosion

4 Dead, 12 Injured in Southwest China Coal Mine Explosion | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

20/12/2011

Four people died and 12 others were injured after a coal mine explosion in Sichuan Province.

The accident occurred in Xunsi township of Junlian County in Yibin city, causing a three-storey house to collapse.

12 injured have been hospitalized for medical treatment, while twenty-six others stayed in hospital for further medical checkup.

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Gas Explosion Kills 9 in Central China Coal Mine

Gas Explosion Kills 9 in Central China Coal Mine | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

18/12/2011

Nine people were killed after a gas explosion occurred at a coal mine in Binzhou City of Hunan Province.

 

Later it was reported that five local officials have been sacked in the wake of this accident. 

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7 Dead in Gas Explosion in NE China Coal Mine

09/12/2011

Seven people were confirmed dead and another severely injured after a gas explosion occurred at a coal mine in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.

The production safety department said rescuers have been told that there was no others workers under the mine shaft at the time of the accident. 

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6 Killed in Coal Mine Accident in E. China

29/11/2011

Six miners were killed and another seriously injured in a coal mine accident in Jiangxi province.

The accident happened at the privately-run Xinshan Coal Mine in Ouli township in the city of Xinyu, when a lift loaded with seven miners malfunctioned and fell to the bottom of the mine pit.

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5 Dead in North China Coal Mine Cave-in

5 Dead in North China Coal Mine Cave-in | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

18/11/2011

 

Rescuers found the lifeless bodies of four miners trapped after a cave-in.

One miner remained missing after the incident.

[note: later also confirmed dead]

The cave-in initially trapped 12 workers, but seven were rescued over two days.

The deaths came after Xinhua news agency reported yesterday that rescuers had made contact with the five trapped miners and were giving them food and water through a lifeline drilled by rescue workers.

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7 Miners Trapped by Coal Mine Flooding

7 Miners Trapped by Coal Mine Flooding | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

13/11/2011

Seven miners were trapped underground after a flooding occurred in a coal mine in Northwest China's Gansu province.

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Aftermath: all 7 were confirmed dead...

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Trapped Miners Rescued after China Coal Mine Accident Kills 8

Trapped Miners Rescued after China Coal Mine Accident Kills 8 | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

03/11/2011

Forty-five miners trapped underground after a rock blast in a Chinese coal mine were brought to the surface in a rare successful rescue.

Eight people had been confirmed killed by the accident at the Qianqiu colliery in the central province of Henan. 

Emergency personnel had to dig a tunnel at a depth of several hundred metres to reach the trapped men.

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18 Workers Confirmed Dead 6 days after Coal Mine Accident in Central China

18 Workers Confirmed Dead 6 days after Coal Mine Accident in Central China | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

27/10/2011

The sudden release of gas occurred at Jiulishan Coal Mine (Henan province) when 18 miners were working underground.

They entered the pit just half an hour before the accident.

Two piping machines were operating at full capacity to pipe gas from the accident scene but neither of 18 miners could be rescued.

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11 Killed in Blast at Coal Mine in NW China

11 Killed in Blast at Coal Mine in NW China | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

16/10/2011 

Eleven people were killed in gas explosion at a coal mine in Shaanxi Province. 

Altogether 21 miners were working underground when the blast happened.  

10 of the miners have managed to escape the shaft. 

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Foolowing this accident 5 officials have been sacked.

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Death Toll Rises to 17 in SW China Coal Mine Accident

Death Toll Rises to 17 in SW China Coal Mine Accident | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

o4/10/2011

The death toll from a coal mine explosion in southwestern China has risen to 17.

28 miners were in the shaft when the blast occurred in Guizhou province.

Eleven were rescued.

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4 Rescued in NE China Mine Flood

4 Rescued in NE China Mine Flood | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

27/09/2011

Four miners were rescued after being trapped for over 31 hours in a flooded mine pit near the city of Shuangyashan (Heilongjiang Province).

Twenty-eight miners were working in the pit when the flood occurred; 22 of them managed to escape.

The remaining two miners perished in the flood.

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7 Killed, 4 Trapped in Shanxi Coal Mine Accident

16/09/2011

After a flood in Jinhaiyang coal mine (Shanxi province) provincial government imposed moratorium on production at all local underground coal mines owned by the mine's parent company.

 

"The accident was a surprise to the company," said Wang Jianping, a spokesman for the company. The company had taken precautions in the construction of the mine, he added.

 

A total of 10 miners were killed in the accident. 

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About "China Mining Accidents"

About "China Mining Accidents" | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

Chinese mining industry accounts for the biggest number of casualties in the world. No month passes without few accidents in different mines and few tens of deaths.

 

This site is collection of posts from all around the web related to disasters in Chinese mines. If you know some relevant article that would fit this collection - please let me know!

 

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Death Toll Rises to 5 in NW China Coal Mine Cave-in

Death Toll Rises to 5 in NW China Coal Mine Cave-in | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

18/12/2011

The death toll has risen to five with one other in critical condition in a coal mine roof collapse in the northwestern province of Gansu.

The accident happened while a team of 11 workers were digging at the Jinhe coal mine. Of the 11, five escaped safe and sound and six others were buried.

Two were pronounced dead at the scene, four were sent to nearby hospitals where three died.

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Coal Mine Flooding Traps 3 in Southwest China

Coal Mine Flooding Traps 3 in Southwest China | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

17/12/2011

Three workers were trapped after a coal mine flood in southwest China's Yunnan province.

The accident occurred at a shaft of the Feilongma Coal Mine.

Twelve miners were working in the shaft and nine managed to escape.

Rescuers are rushing to pump water out to save the trapped men, and the cause of the accident is under investigation.

 

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7 Dead in Coal Mine Accident in NE China

7 Dead in Coal Mine Accident in NE China | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

08/12/2011

Seven people were killed in a coal mining accident in Jianchang county in northeast China's Liaoning province.

A roughly four-meter-long section of the mine's roof collapsed and buried seven miners in the privately owned Huatai Coal Mine.

The seven were taken to hospital but attempts to save their lives failed. Other miners who were working underground have been lifted out of the accident site with no serious injuries.

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9 Dead in S. China Landslide

9 Dead in S. China Landslide | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

28/11/2011

Nine men were killed while they were trying to illegally mine the rare earth minerals in southern region of Guangxi.

The official Xinhua News Agency said their bodies were recovered Monday from where they had been buried in a landslide.

The landslide happened after the men poured chemical solutions into holes dug into a hillside in hopes of extracting the elements.

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6 killed in Coal Mine Gas Leak in Central China

6 killed in Coal Mine Gas Leak in Central China | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

15/11/2011

All six trapped miners in a coal mine gas leak accident in Hubei province were confirmed as dead.

The mine, once named "a model mine" in Hubei, was operating legally with an annual production capacity of 60,000 tonnes.

An investigation into the mine accident is underway.

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Death Toll Rises to 34 in SW China Coal Mine Gas Leak

Death Toll Rises to 34 in SW China Coal Mine Gas Leak | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

10/11/2011 (Yunnan province, Sizhuang coal mine)

At least 43 miners were trapped in the gas leak accident. 

The mine was operating illegally, having had its license revoked a year ago.

After the accident Qi Guming, deputy head of the coal mine, rushed down the shaft and smeared coal on his face to pretend he had escaped from underground.

All that because last year there was a law that ordered mine bosses to go underground with their workers.

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Deadliest Mine Disaster in China in 2011

Deadliest Mine Disaster in China in 2011 | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

A gas explosion at a coal mine in central China has killed 29 workers.

Six other miners survived the blast: five of the workers were rescued, while one climbed out of an air shaft.

Outburst of gas at the depth of 250 meters underground was ignited by sparks produced by machines. The mine's operating license had been revoked in the first half of this year because it did not adopt measures to pump out dangerous gases from underground, but that the mine continued production without permission.

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13 Dead in Coal Mine Gas Blast in SW China

13 Dead in Coal Mine Gas Blast in SW China | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

16/10/2011

A gas explosion has ripped through a coal mine in southwest China killing 13 people.

The blast at the Fufa Coal Mine in Chongqing municipality occurred when 16 miners were working underground.

Three miners were rescued, two of whom were injured.

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13 Miners Trapped in Flooded Coal Mine in Northeast China

11/10/2011 

In video they talk that 13 miners were trapped in the flooded mine. Unfortunately, 2 weeks after the accident they were found to be dead (the bodies have been retrieved).

 

The owner of the Jindi Coal Mine who tried to cover up the accident has been detained. Three local officials, including a deputy county head, have been fired over the cover up.

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7 Dead, 1 Injured in China Mine Explosion

29/09/2011

Seven people were killed and one injured in a coal mine explosion in Qiyi coal mine (Hunan Province).

Explosives were set off by the workers themselves, but they trigered the explosion of gas in the shaft.

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Shaft Collapses at Coal Mine in SW China, Killing 5

Shaft Collapses at Coal Mine in SW China, Killing 5 | China Mining Accidents | Scoop.it

24/09/2011

Five people have been confirmed dead and another two injured after a cave-in in a coal mine in Yunnan Province.

Seven miners were trapped underground and another 16 escaped after the accident happened.

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