Coal mining safety in China remains poor, with several deadly accidents every year. Photo: AFP

China caps capacity at coal mines at risk from ‘bumps’

  • Bumps occur when rock and coal erupt from the side of a mine shaft or tunnel under pressure from overhead rock
  • Production limit for at-risk mines set at 8 million tonnes a year
Topic |   Safety in China

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Coal mining safety in China remains poor, with several deadly accidents every year. Photo: AFP
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The coal industry remains one of China’s deadliest. Photo: Reuters

China executes six for killing workers in mining compensation scam

  • Defendants convicted of luring 11 workers to work in mines, killing them and claiming compensation from mining companies
  • Mining compensation scam mimics plot of award-winning movie Blind Shaft
Topic |   China Society

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The coal industry remains one of China’s deadliest. Photo: Reuters
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