Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Earth Science News .




THE PITS
China mine blast toll rises to 23
by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) Nov 26, 2012


The death toll from a blast at a mine in southwest China rose to 23 Monday after searchers found the body of the last missing miner, state press said.

Rescue workers recovered the body two days after a gas explosion ripped through the Xiangshui coal mine in Liupanshui, in Guizhou Province, Xinhua news agency said.

A preliminary investigation blamed inadequate safety measures for the accident, the report said.

After the blast on Saturday 18 miners were reported dead and on Sunday China's work safety administration said the toll had increased to 22.

Five other miners were injured.

China is the world's biggest consumer of coal, relying on the fossil fuel for about 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 the latest 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 financial 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 blast kills 18: state media
Beijing (AFP) Nov 24, 2012
An explosion at a mine in southwest China killed 18 people Saturday, state media said, the latest incident to hit the industry, which has a notoriously poor safety record. Another five people were still trapped underground in the pit after the accident at the Xiangshui coal mine in Liupanshui city in Guizhou Province, the Xinhua state news agency said citing provincial government and company ... read more


THE PITS
Sandy costs top $42 bn in New York: governor

Haitian president talks quake relief with Pope Benedict XVI

Storm gives New Yorkers new family - each other

Victims of Hurricane Sandy forgotten in Haiti

THE PITS
Better protection for forging dies

DataWind denies Aakash tablet cheap Chinese import

Scotch tape finds new use as grasping 'smart material'

New structures self-assemble in synchronized dance

THE PITS
China facing looming water shortages

Brazil state bank to invest $11 billion in Amazon dam

Researchers identify a simple way to precipitate phosphorus from the wastewater of a pulp mill

Warming to shift heavy rainfall patterns in the UK

THE PITS
Greenland's viking settlers gorged on seals

Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice

Scientists say new signs of global warming in Russian Arctic

Warming Temperatures Will Change Greenland's Face

THE PITS
Saving Water without Hurting Peach Production

Pear genome provides new insight into breeding improvement and evolutionary trace analysis

Herbivore defense in ferns

Flower power to purge poison and produce platinum

THE PITS
800 homes flooded as Britain soaked by more heavy rain

USA's ancient hurricane belt and the US-Canada equator

More eruptions tipped as N. Zealand volcano disrupts flights

Rain-battered Britain braces for floods

THE PITS
DR Congo president sacks chief of land forces

DRC: M23 gains spark fears of wider war

Sudan army confirms it attacked near S. Sudan border

Nigeria to send 600 troops to Mali: defence minister

THE PITS
A 3-D light switch for the brain

Scientists improve dating of early human settlement

Oldest home in Scotland unearthed

Archaeologists identify spear tips used in hunting a half-million years ago




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