. Energy News .

China hit by two mining accidents
by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) July 2, 2011

China suffered two mining accidents on Saturday that left three workers dead and 40 trapped underground, state media said, the latest incidents to hit the nation's dangerous collieries.

One mine collapsed in Heshan city in the southern region of Guangxi, and rescuers sent to help the trapped workers found three bodies at the site of the accident, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Another 19 miners were still trapped in a difficult-to-reach section of a mine shaft more than 300 metres (990 feet) below ground, the report said.

In another accident on Saturday morning, a mine in the neighbouring province of Guizhou flooded when 29 workers were underground, a separate Xinhua report said.

Eight of the workers had made it out safely, but the remaining miners were still trapped in the mine in Pingtang county, it added.

China's coal mines have a notoriously poor safety record, which the government has repeatedly pledged to address.

In its latest campaign, the government issued a policy last year that required six kinds of safety systems, including rescue facilities, to be installed in all coal mines within three years.

In 2010, 2,433 people died in coal mine accidents in China, according to official statistics, or a rate of more than six workers per day.

Labour rights groups, however, say the actual death toll is likely much higher than official data indicates, partly due to under-reporting of accidents as mine bosses seek to limit their economic losses and avoid punishment.

Related Links
Surviving the Pits

Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
Buy Advertising Editorial Enquiries

. 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

GTL Energy And Solid Energy Sign Licence Agreement For Coal Upgrading Technology
Christchurch, New Zealand (SPX) Jul 01, 2011
GTL Energy and Solid Energy New Zealand have announced the signing of a Licence Agreement which grants Solid Energy the right to use GTL Energy's coal upgrading technology in New Zealand. Solid Energy selected GTL Energy technology after several years of evaluations, engineering studies, coal upgrading trials and combustion trials. Solid Energy's coal was successfully tested at GTL Energy' ... read more

Developing world need $1 trillion a year for green tech: UN

US backs Lithuanian energy independence drive: Clinton

Groups Launch National EPA SmartWay Drayage Program

Japan begins power restrictions

Anti-China demo in Vietnam despite clampdown

China oil spill to have long-term impact: report

ExxonMobil expands Yellowstone pipeline cleanup

Flooding hinders US Yellowstone river cleanup

Wind power numbers down in Britain

Wind farm inquiry balanced and reasonable

Power-One Inverters Chosen to Power WindTronics

Sheringham Shoal signs up For WindManager wind farm management system

Solis Partners Completes Rooftop Commercial Solar Installation in Bridgewater

High-Efficiency IDS Solar Inverter Technology Unveiled in North America

Race is on to site largest U.S. solar farm

Spanish Government Selects SolarReserve's Solar Thermal Project

French nuclear reactor authorised for 10 more years

Nuclear waste requires cradle-to-grave strategy

Power company RWE wants compensation for nuclear opt-out

Experts: Nuclear waste planning vital

Biofuels from the sea

Salt-loving microbe provides new enzymes for the production of next-gen biofuels

Wales wood pellet biomass effort advances

Insight into plant behavior could aid quest for efficient biofuels

China to launch new communication satellite

China's second moon orbiter Chang'e-2 goes to outer space

Building harmonious outer space to achieve inclusive development

China's Fengyun-3B satellite goes into official operation

Researchers considering climate change

Big industry campaign to derail Australia carbon tax

European research effort improves understanding of impacts of aerosols on climate

Culture influences people's response to climate change

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

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2011 - Space Media Network. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. 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