According to local media reports, a transport accident occurred in the coal mine’s tunnel shaft on June 15. While three workers died in the accident, many workers were slightly injured, one seriously.
The state-run China Coal Energy Co. Ltd owned mine was asked to stop production for improvement.
The mine has an annual production capacity of 1.2 million tons and mainly extracts hard coal for steel production.
Emergency rescue work at the mine has come to an end. The investigation of the case is continuing.
June is considered the national job security month in China. The government is calling on safety and related departments, coal and other mining businesses to strengthen safety awareness to prevent flooding accidents, especially during the summer season.