List of coal mining accidents in China

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1942[edit]

  • On April 26, 1942, a gas and coal-dust explosion in Benxihu Colliery killed 1,549 miners, making it the worst disaster in the history of coal mining.[1]

1950[edit]

  • On February 27, 1950 174 miners died in Yilou Mine accident in Henan Province.[2]

1960[edit]

1991[edit]

2000[edit]

5,798 workers were killed in 2,863 Chinese coal mine accidents during 2000.[5]

2001[edit]

5,670 workers were killed in 3,082 Chinese coal mine accidents during 2001.[5]

2002[edit]

  • On June 20, 2002 in Chengzihe mine blast 124 died after gas explosion.[2][4]

6,995 workers were killed in 4,344 Chinese coal mine accidents during 2002.[5]

2003[edit]

6,434 workers were killed in 4,143 Chinese coal mine accidents during 2003.[5]

2004[edit]

6,027 workers were killed in 3,639 Chinese coal mine accidents during 2004.[5]

2005[edit]

  • On March 19, 2005 an explosion at the Xishui Colliery and neighboring Kangjiayao coal mines killed 72.[4]
  • On July 11, 2005 an explosion at the Shenlong mine killed 83.[4]
  • On August 7, 2005 in Daxing mine flood (zh) 123 died.[2][4]
  • On November 27, 2005 171 miners were killed by a blast in the Dongfeng Coal mine in Qitaihe city, Heilongjiang province. The mine owner (plus 5 others) was later tried in court for negligence and sentenced to 6 years in prison.[2][6]
  • On December 8, 2005, a gas explosion kills 54 miners and traps 22 in the Liuguantun Mine, Tangshan Kaiping district.[7]

5,986 workers were killed in 3,341 Chinese coal mine accidents during 2005.[5]

2006[edit]

  • On February 1, 2006 the Sihe coal mine in Shanxi killed 23 miners.[4]
  • On May 18, 2006 an Induation disaster at the Xinjing coal mine in the Shanxi providence killed 56 miners.[4]
  • On April 29, 2006, 27 miners were killed in an explosion in the privately owned Wayaobao mine in Shaanxi province. Fires, floods and explosions claim about 5,000 deaths every year in Chinese coal mines.[8]
  • On July 15, 2006 at the Linjiazhuang coal mine in Shanxi an explosion killed 50 people with seven more missing.[4]
  • On November 5, 2006 at the Jiaojiazhai coal mine in Shanxi an explosion killed 40 with seven more missing.[4]
  • On November 13, 2006 Nanshan Colliery disaster, a fatal gas explosion, killed 24 people.

2007[edit]

  • In March 2007, over 100 were killed in 8 tragedies.[9]
  • In August 2007, 181 miners died when heavy rains flooded two mines in eastern Shandong province.[10]
  • A coal mine gas leak on November 11, 2007 had at least 35 confirmed deaths.[11]
  • On December 6, 2007, 105 workers died in a mine blast in Shanxi province's Hongtong county.[12]

2008[edit]

  • On April 11, 2008, a gas explosion resulted in 14 miners dead and two reported missing in the No. 3 Coal Mine in Huludao's Shaguotan village.[13]
  • On September 4, 2008, twenty-four miners were killed and six injured in Fuxin, Liaoning province.[14]
  • On September 28, 2008, 31 miners were killed and nine were missing in Dengfeng city, Henan province.[15]
  • On November 10, 2008, four were killed and thirteen injured Wannian Coal Mine of Jizhong Energy Group Co., Ltd. in Handan City, Hebei Province.[16]

3,000 workers were killed in Chinese coal mines during 2008.[17]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2012[edit]

  • On the September 3, 14 miners were killed at Gaokeng Coal Mine in Jiangxi province.[32]

2013[edit]

  • On March 12, an outburst in Machang Coal Mine caused 25 people dead.
  • On March 29, a landslide in Gyama Mine, Tibet caused 66 people dead and 17 missing.
  • On March 29, an explosion in Babao Coal Mine caused 36 people dead. A second explosion in Babao Coal Mine on April 1 caused 17 people dead.
  • On May 11, an explosion in Taozigou Coal Mine caused 28 people dead.

1049 workers were killed in Chinese coal mines during 2013.

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ BBC News. China jails five over mine blast.
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  8. ^ "Blast at China coal mine kills 27". BBC News. April 30, 2006. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  9. ^ International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions. Rash of China Coal Mine Deaths Occur in March. 26 March 2007.
  10. ^ USA Today. Death toll rises to 70 in China coal mine blast.
  11. ^ Terra Daily. China coal mine death toll rises to 35. November 11, 2007.
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  18. ^ "Chinese tragedy claims 77 lives". Mining Environmental Management Aspermont UK 2009. 12 Mar 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  19. ^ "Coal mine flood kills 6 in SW China, 4 missing" (Published online by China Daily). Xinhua. 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  20. ^ "12 miners confirmed dead in China coal mine flooding" (Placed online by Dhina Daily). Xinhua. 2009-04-09 1.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  21. ^ "18 people dead in coal mine explosion in China" (published online by USA today). AP. 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  22. ^ "Chinese coal mine covers up gas poisoning deaths" (published online by China Daily). Xinhua. 2009-05-11. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  23. ^ "Coal mine blast kills ten in SW China" (published online by China Daily). Xinhua. 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  24. ^ "Workers die of asphyxiation in Chinese coal mine" (Placed online by Gulf news : Al Nisr Publishing LLC). Associated Press. May 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  25. ^ "Mine Explosion Killed 108" (in Chinese). Sina.com. 27 November 2009. 
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  28. ^ (Xinhua) (Reuters Africa) (Press TV) (Times of India)
  29. ^ Associated Press. Race on to rescue 153 trapped Chinese coal miners. March 29, 2010.
  30. ^ "Death toll rises to 21 after SW China coal-gas outburst". Xinhua News Agency. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  31. ^ "China Mine Explosion: Death Toll Rises To 41, With 5 Miners Still Trapped Underground". The Huffington Post. Associated Press. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  32. ^ "14 killed in Chinese coal mine blast". The Independent. 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2012-09-03.