China’s deadly mines

vert.chinamine.afp “China’s are among the most deadly workplaces in the world with fatal accidents reported on an almost daily basis.

Many deaths go unrecorded because mine owners fear being punished and local officials in poorer regions are keen to keep open what is often one of the few sources of employment.

On top of that, coal, which dominates China’s huge mining industry, is a much-needed resource in the energy-hungry nation, providing some 70 percent of fuel needs. ”

The full CNN’s report is here.

October 21, 2004 8:53 AM
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