A local court has sentenced 22 people to jail for their involvement in a mine accident that left 22 dead and 28 injured in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in 2019. Photo taken on Feb...
Category - Mining Accident
Mining accidents may involve people and/or property damage. Typical mining accidents include vehicle collisions, fires, explosions, fall from a height, crushed, sprains and strains. Mining accident may be relevant to the mine resources being mines. Open-cut (sometimes referred to as open cast) mining accident commonly involve vehicles such as large mining trucks. Underground coal mines are known for explosive gases such as methane which, if not managed appropriately, may result in an explosion. Underground metal mines are also prone to mining accidents including falls into stopes by plant and equipment, vehicle collisions, equipment fires, engulfment by ore bodies.AMSJ provides relevant information in relation to mining accidents.
Fundamentally, mining accidents don’t just happen. They are caused by a failure of plant or equipment or systems to control hazards.
On April 26, 1942, during World War II, in the Benxihu (Honkeiko) coal mine in Liaoning Province, China, what is believed to be the worst mining disaster in history took the lives of over 1,500 people.
Mining accidents may have severe consequences for those involved in the accident because of the energy sources involved. There are frequently multiple fatalities in mining accidents.
In recent times ethical mining companies typically commit to accident prevention programs. These programs examine the hazards and risks associated with the activities of mining and implement controls to prevent accidents.
The Australasian Mine Safety Journal website contains a range of information on mining accidents and prevention strategies to stop accidents occurring.
Mt Gibson Iron Limited (Mount Gibson or the Company) is investigating a rock fall in the main pit of Koolan Island mine. Mount Gibson Iron provides the following update on mining operations at the...
Brian Gerdes, the father of fallen miner Jack Gerdes has told AMSJ about the anguish he faces following the death of Jack. He talks about a ‘mine safety virus’ that he believes has overcome the...