China’s mining sector getting increasingly safer

BEIJING: China has seen its mining sector getting increasingly safer in the past five years, according to the National Mine Safety Administration.
From 2013 to 2017, China averagely saw 890 accidents happen every year. The average death toll in these years reached 1,323, the administration said in a media release on Wednesday after its annual work conference.
The average numbers of accidents and casualties in the past five years has gone down to 460 and 614, respectively, it said. The decline in the average number of major accidents and the casualties are even bigger, it said. On average, 64 workers were killed in mine accidents in the past five years, down 64.6 percent from that in the previous five years. 64.6%
No especially serious accident has happened in coal mines for six straight years and other mines for 14 straight years, it said.
In China, especially serious accidents usually refer to those that claim more than 30 lives, seriously injure over 100 or cause economic losses that exceed 100 million yuan ($14.8 million).
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item