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2008-06-15 12:00:22

Coal extraction at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk was banned on 14 June due to serious labour safety violations which threatened miners' lives, the private Ukrayina TV channel reported on 14 June, quoting the state committee of Ukraine for industrial safety, labour protection and mine supervision. The committee inspected the mine and sealed the coal extraction equipment, the channel said. The head of the mine's board, MP [of opposition Party of Regions] Yukhym Zvyahilskyy, threatened the...

2006-04-26 23:39:10

BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to jail people who cover up deadly accidents for up to seven years, but some lawmakers say that is still too lenient in a country where many mine disasters go unreported, state media said on Thursday. More than 3,300 coal mine blasts, floods and other accidents claimed nearly 6,000 lives in China last year. Many of these were blamed on mine owners who, spurred by soaring profits, pushed safety limits to fuel the booming economy. Local officials are...


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