ENVIRONMENT

China launches coal mining safety checks

China is launching a year-long safety inspection campaign across the country’s active coal mines and coal mining projects after a string of industry fatalities, Reuters reported, citing a State Council statement.

 A coal operation in China

A coal operation in China

In 2020, more than 100 coal mining accidents were reported, the report said.

The checks will start this week and will extend through the end of 2021.

The evaluations will focus on infrastructure, risk prevention management and response and rescue capabilities. Inspectors will also crack down on miners operating beyond planned and approved capacities.

In a statement last week, China's national coal mine safety authorities said they would be boosting scrutiny over safety checks by local government authorities, the report added.

The new campaign, according to Reuters, should continue to tighten fuel supply limits and negate coal production expansions amid coal import reduction efforts.

 

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the mining sector, brought to you by the Mining Magazine Intelligence team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the mining sector, brought to you by the Mining Magazine Intelligence team.

editions

Mining Magazine Intelligence Future Fleets Report 2024

The report paints a picture of the equipment landscape and includes detailed profiles of mines that are employing these fleets

editions

Mining Magazine Intelligence Digitalisation Report 2023

An in-depth review of operations that use digitalisation technology to drive improvements across all areas of mining production

editions

Mining Magazine Intelligence Automation Report 2023

An in-depth review of operations using autonomous solutions in every region and sector, including analysis of the factors driving investment decisions

editions

Mining Magazine Intelligence Exploration Report 2023 (feat. Opaxe data)

A comprehensive review of current exploration rates, trending exploration technologies, a ranking of top drill intercepts and a catalog of 2022 Initial Resource Estimates and recent discovery successes.