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China reports improved safety at coal mines

27 October 2011

The Chief of a Chinese coal mine safety watchdog has said that the nation has seen improved coal mine safety in the first nine months as casualties had dropped.

China reports improved safety at coal mines
China reports improved safety at coal mines

The number of workers who were killed during work at coal mines in the first nine months of 2011 stood at 1,419; down 27.6% year-on-year.

Meanwhile, the number of deadly accidents also dropped 18.7% to 892, according to Zhao Tiechui, Head of the State Administration of Coal Mine Safety.

Zhao has said that the country had not had a severely major accident causing heavy casualties for more than one year.

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