China's coal mine accidents, fatalities drop in 2009

14:49, January 20, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

China reported 1,616 coal mine accidents in 2009, down by 338 compared to the year before, a source from the State Administration of Coal Mine Safety (SACMS) has said.

Accidents caused 2,631 deaths, also down by 584 year-on-year, said SACMS Director Zhao Tiechui while addressing a national meeting on workplace safety held in Beijing Tuesday.

Most coal-producing provinces saw a year-on-year decrease in coal mine accidents, according to the SACMS source.

But Zhao warned the country's small coal mines, which produce 35 percent of the country's coal, were responsible for 70 percent of the fatalities.

The SACMS director pledged to reduce the number of small coal mines to number below 10,000 by the end of the year. A total of 1,088 small coal mines were closed last year.

The country also cut 50 million tonnes of outdated annual coal production capacity in 2009, according to the administration source.

Source:Xinhua
  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • China's Li Na marches into next round at Australian Open
  • Temperature in Changsha soars
  • Beautiful scenery of Himalayas Mountains
  • More than 1,500 table banquet packs Shenzhen street
  • Chinese rescue team continues searching for survivors in Haiti
  • Observe marvellous landscapes in Tibet from sky
Most Popular
Hot Forum Dicussion