China’s deadliest reported mining disasters

Monday, March 29, 2010

China’s deadliest reported mining disasters

Some of China’s deadliest reported mining disasters:

Nov. 21, 2009: An explosion at the Xinxing coal mine near Hegang city kills 108 miners.

Aug. 17, 2007: A flood at the Huayuan Mining Co. mine in Shandong province kills 172 miners.

Nov. 27, 2005: A coal dust fire at the Dongfeng Coal Mine in Qitaihe city kills at least 134 miners.

Feb. 15, 2005: An explosion in the Sunjiawan coal mine in Liaoning province kills 214 miners.

Nov. 28, 2004: An explosion in the Chenjiashan Coal Mine in Shaanxi province kills 166 miners.

Oct. 20, 2004: A gas explosion in the Daping mine, Henan province, Henan kills 148.

June 20, 2002: An explosion in the Chengzihe Coal Mine, Jixi city, kills 124.

Sept. 27, 2000: A gas explosion at the Muchonggou mine, Guizhou province, kills 162.

April 21, 1991: A gas explosion in the Sanjiaohe coal mine, Shanxi province, kills at least 147 miners.

May 9, 1960: An explosion at the Laobaidong mine in Datong, Shanxi province, kills 684 miners.

April 25, 1942: A coal dust explosion in a mine near Benxi in Japanese-occupied Manchuria kills 1,549 miners, the world’s worst on record.

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