China has warned coal mines to pay special attention to safety as they ramp up production to meet winter heating and power demand, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.
In the week ending October 28, six colliery accidents left 41 miners dead or missing , the report said, citing a notice from the State Administration of Work safety. “Malpractice and illegal behavior must be stopped. All accidents must be handled immediately and strictly in line with laws,” it quoted the notice as saying, adding the danger was greatest in the fourth quarter, the peak season for mining. [Full Text]