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China coal mine accident 'leaves at least 28 dead'

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posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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China coal mine accident 'leaves at least 28 dead'


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Reports say the miners died after an electrical cable caught fire inside a coal shaft at the Xiaonangou mine on Saturday evening.

Rescuers retrieved five bodies on Sunday morning, Xinhua said.

An investigation is currently under way.

China's vast coal mining industry is notoriously accident-prone.

Most accidents are blamed on failures to follow safety rules, including a lack of required ventilation or fire control equipment.

According to official figures, 2,631 coal miners died in 1,616
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posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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People may often complain about industrial and mine safety in many western countries. This article does show that things can be much worse in other countries. I know nothing will ever be completely safe. However the numbers of deaths that have occurred, and the number of incidents would lead one to believe that not enough is being done, or safety practices are not being followed. In either case to me it means that those in charge just do not care if twenty eight people get killed every now and then. It also means that I doubt anything will happen to make things better until no one is willing to go into the mines to work.

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