Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Earth Science News .




THE PITS
China mine blast kills 28: state media
by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) March 30, 2013


A gas blast in a northeast China coal mine killed 28 people, authorities said Saturday, according to state media, the latest incident to damage the industry's notoriously poor safety record.

Thirteen others were rescued after the accident Friday at Babao Coal Mine in the city of Baishan in Jilin province, the official Xinhua news agency cited a spokesman with the provincial work safety and supervision bureau as saying.

Rescue work has finished at the mine and the cause of the accident is under investigation, said the spokesman.

The mine is a state-owned colliery under the Tonghua Mining (Group) Co., Ltd, the Xinhua report said.

The accident occurred on the same day that a huge landslide came crashing down a mountainside in Tibet, burying 83 workers in a gold mining area, state media said.

China is the world's biggest consumer of coal, relying on the fossil fuel for 70 percent of its growing energy needs.

But its mines are among the deadliest in the world because of lax regulation, corruption and inefficiency. Accidents are common because safety is often neglected by bosses seeking quick profits.

According to official figures, 1,973 people died in coal mining accidents in China in 2011, a 19 percent fall on the previous year.

But labour rights groups say the actual death toll is likely to be much higher, partly due to under-reporting of accidents as mine bosses seek to limit their economic losses and avoid punishment.

.


Related Links
Surviving the Pits






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





THE PITS
China mine accident kills 21: state media
Beijing (AFP) March 12, 2013
An accident at a coal mine in southwest China killed 21 miners Tuesday, state media said, in the latest disaster to hit the country's troubled industry. Four others were missing after the coal and gas outburst at the Machang coal mine in Guizhou Province, Xinhua reported citing local authorities, adding that 58 more had managed to get to the surface safely. China's mines are among the de ... read more


THE PITS
Shellfish gone near damaged nuke plant

Hopes fade in search for survivors of Tibet landslide

Half of Indonesians at risk of landslides: official

China mine blast kills 28: state media

THE PITS
CO2 could produce valuable chemical cheaply

Catalyst in a teacup: New approach to chemical reduction

Lasers could yield particle research tool

Paint-on plastic electronics: Aligning polymers for high performance

THE PITS
Outside View: Transboundary rivers treaty

Scientists confirm first two-headed bull shark

Predictions of climate impacts on fisheries can be a mirage

Researchers Issue Forecast for 'Moderate' New England Red Tide in 2013

THE PITS
Arctic 'greening' seen through global warming

China plans more Antarctica research sites

Summer melt season is getting longer on the Antarctic Peninsula

The long winter ahead

THE PITS
Pig wasting syndrome costing farmers millions

US regulators under fire over bee-toxic pesticides

The latest genomic studies of wheat sheds new light on crop adaptation and domestication

Swiss baby formula 'adulterated by Chinese partner'

THE PITS
US thanks Japan for help with tsunami debris

Strong quake kills one, injures 86 in Taiwan

Iceland sees unusual seismic activity at Hekla volcano

Huge and widespread volcanic eruptions triggered the end-Triassic extinction

THE PITS
Nigerian Easter day military raid leaves 15 dead

Obama to meet African leaders Thursday

S.Africa opposition wants troops out of Central Africa

S.African troops alarmed over killing child soldiers in C. Africa

THE PITS
First evidence of Neanderthal/human mix

Urban vegetation deters crime in Philadelphia

Patents said threat to 'genomic liberty'

'End of Men'? Not Even Close, Says UC San Diego Report on Gender in the Professions




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement