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Shaanxi launches strict crackdown on illegal coal mining

2019-02-21 09:03:41 Safety

Shaanxi province in northwestern China has carried out special rectification work for mining outside the coal seams and areas specifi...

164 coal mines in Shanxi reach Grade I safety standard

2019-02-13 17:17:21 Policy,  Safety

By the end of 2018, 164 coal mines in northern China's coal-rich Shanxi province reached the Grade I safety standards, taking nearly ...

Shanxi's Qingxu welcomes 1st coal mine robot project

2019-01-31 16:20:40 Safety

Coal-rich Qingxu county in Shanxi province of northern China is ready to usher in its first coal mine robot project, sources learned ...

China closes 832 coal mines with 150 Mtpa capacity in 2018

2019-01-24 17:19:11 Safety

In 2018, China shut down a total 832 outdated coal mines, Sun Huashan, director of Ministry of Emergency Management of China said in ...

China coal mine safety further improves last yr; death rate below 0.1 person

2019-01-23 10:25:28 Safety

China's coal mine safety further improved in 2018, with deaths per million tonnes of coal produced stood at 0.093 person, falling bel...

More coal mines ordered to stop production in Shaanxi

2019-01-16 14:55:35 Safety

More coal mines are ordered to halt operation for rectification in Yulin city, northwestern China's Shaanxi province after a fatal ac...

6 detained over fatal coal mine collapse in NW China

2019-01-16 08:45:09 Safety

Six people have been detained in northwest China's Shaanxi province after a coal mine collapsed and killed 21 miners. ...

Death toll in China coal mine accident rises to 21

2019-01-14 08:43:27 Safety

The death toll in a coal mine roof collapse in northwestern China's Shaanxi province has risen to 21, as rescuers found another two t...

19 dead in northwest China coal mine accident

2019-01-13 10:12:14 Safety

Nineteen miners were killed while another two remained trapped underground after a roof collapse happened in a coal mine in northwest...

China's reinforced safety checks target 38 coal mines; 88.76 Mtpa capacity involved

2019-01-11 17:00:22 Policy,  Safety

A total 38 coal mines with collective capacity reaching 88.76 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) are targeted in a new round of safety c...

China to intensify coal mine safety checks

2019-01-10 18:34:21 Policy,  Safety

China will intensify safety checks at coal mines in order to rule out any potential hazards, according to a document issued by the of...

15 coal mine projects with 68.4 Mtpa capacity gain safety approval in China

2019-01-10 16:25:51 Resource,  Safety

A total of 15 coal mine projects under construction with combined designed capacity of 68.4 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) passed sa...

Coal mine accident death toll fall 53% YoY in 2018 in China's Shanxi

2019-01-09 16:39:04 Safety

Northern China's coal hub Shanxi province registered a visible decrease in death toll in coal mine accident last year, according to a...

BMA Saraji Mine accident kills one worker

2019-01-02 15:45:14 Safety,  International

An accident at Saraji Mine under BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) at night December 31 killed one worker, said BHP in a stateme...

Five killed, one injured in coal mine accident in S China

2018-12-29 15:41:05 Safety

A coal mine accident caused five deaths and one injured on December 28 in southeastern China's Fujian province, local government said...

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