There were 122 coal mine accidents reported in 2020 in China, down 28.2% compared with a year ago, according to a meeting held by the National Mine Safety Administration on January 11.
A total of 225 workers died in coal mine accidents, down 28.8% year on year, said Zhao Yuhui, spokesman for the meeting.
The death rate of per million tonne of coal production stood at 0.058%, down 30.1 percentage points, Zhao said.
This was closely related to continuous effort in cracking down on illegal mining activities, and closing small coal mines.
Besides, the country has launched a three-year safety inspection on coal mines across the country starting from April 2020, reducing potential safety hazards during checks.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Tammy Yang)
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