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SimonRL

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Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Posted: 22/11/2009 15:06:26
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BBC News wrote:

At least 87 people are now known to have died in China's worst coal mine accident in two years, state media say.

Another 21 miners are missing after the blast at Xinxing pit in Hegang City in Heilongjiang province.

The toll has more than doubled from 42 dead earlier. Some 528 workers were in the mine when the blast hit before dawn on Saturday local time, said Xinhua.
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Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Posted: 22/11/2009 21:41:34
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Seems as if this is happening every other week. They seem to have a terrible safety record the Chinese. Really saddens me deeply to hear stories like this about miners killed or trapped.Why does this happen a lot over there? IP: 90.203.50.178
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Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Posted: 22/11/2009 21:48:46
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they don't care, plenty more where they came from.. from what I have seen on the oil and gas side, chinese safety and procurement is extremely lax IP: 82.32.67.44
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Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Posted: 22/11/2009 22:13:32
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Same in rail on the secondary and industrial lines... we were behind steam locos at an opencast coal mine in workmans coaches... there was a bright yellow wagon (made of wood) which was between the workmans coaches and the spark throwing loco.... when we got there we asked why the wagon was yellow... oh replied the interpreter looking quite concerned... that todays high explosive delivery... Shocked Shocked
We got taxis back later Laugh

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Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Posted: 23/11/2009 19:12:42
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We only have to look back two hundred years to some of the disasters which occurred on or under this island. 400+ at Universal in South Wales springs to mind. Luckily for our industry what remains of it, is now covered by the wonderous Mines and Quarries Act, which has over the years prevented major disasters from occurring. The Chinese would do well to follow suit, along with the punishments it one breaks the law. Guns IP: 91.104.197.203
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Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Posted: 24/11/2009 07:35:58
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The company I work for has quarrying operations in China and has been told that the authorities only have to be notified (or is it only investigate ? not sure) if more than 2 people die. Fortunately our Chinese employees follow our in house safety guidelines which are more stringent than that required by local law.
Although even if they adopted British or European safety regs, the sheer number of coal mines means there will still be serious accidents, but that does not excuse improving the dreadful current low level of safety.

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Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Posted: 24/11/2009 20:23:42
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Dolcoath,
I see your from Camborne,do you know the Daniels Bros. of
South West Mining and Tunneling company,Robin and Charlie,really nice guy`s,done some good work.
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Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Posted: 26/11/2009 13:40:54
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Sorry Ty, I am afraid I do not know the Daniels bros. I believe their company is based in the Bodmin area, which is 1 hour's drive from Camborne, so I guess I am unlikely to meet them.


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Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Posted: 26/11/2009 15:19:44
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agricola wrote:

The Chinese would do well to follow suit, along with the punishments it one breaks the law. Guns


Um, if there is one single thing you cannot accuse the Chinese of, it is not bothering to exact stringent punishments to law breakers.

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SimonRL

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Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Posted: 26/11/2009 16:07:59
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Agreed, as the tainted milk pair found out this week. IP: 83.148.135.213
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Another Chinese coal mining explosion
Posted: 26/11/2009 19:34:32
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years ago i worked with reps from dosco and anderson strathclyde who had been in china.lots of horror stories.all said that they would work for as long as they could,then come out get something to eat,wash and sleep for as short a time as they could and then do that cycle for as long as the build up lasted.
they hated the place although india was just as bad

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