» 11/29/2005, 00.00
Another predictable mining disaster
According to relatives, miners had complained the lack of safety, but the state-owned mine had all the right papers and permits.
More deaths on China's building sites and gold and coal mines
Dozens of workers buried under a collapsed building site. Death toll from coal mine Pingdingshan grows (44); no hope for the 35 trapped in a shaft. Six miners and 7 rescuers die in a gold mine in Henan. Managers resign.
Dongfeng's death toll reaches 171, PM Wen admits chaos and danger in coal mines
Careless safety measures are blamed, but official sources admit many accidents are caused by production targets outrunning mines' capacities. Owner of Sigou mine in Henan is arrested along with two company officials as rescue workers try to save 42 miners trapped in flooded mine.
Xinjiang, coal mine collapses: 16 miners dead, 11 injured
The tragedy occurred overnight near the provincial capital of Urumqi. The local government and the National work safety watchdog "are investigating." Families of the workers who "escaped" arrive at the site. Coal mining confirmed as China’s most dangerous job.
Explosion in Chinese coal mine: At least 26 miners dead
The accident occurred at Mianchi, Henan, central China. The manager fled after the disaster. The plant was supposed to be closed for renovation and safety improvements, but the miners were ordered to go down into the tunnels anyway.
Death toll from Hegang mine rises to 107
Three victims were recovered today. It is the worst disaster since 2005. Poor maintenance and neglect of safety rules are the causes. The dead in China equal those in U.S. mines of past century.
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