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I have never seen any information on the Punishment of the manager of this mine and related Worker Union to question the Ofiicial watchdog of the mine. not any declaration of strict scrutiny from related department
Flooding at a coal mine under construction in North China has trapped 123 workers underground, the national work safety watchdog said Sunday night.
The mine's annual capacity is planned at 6 million tons and could keep producing coal for more than 100 years.
Coal mines under construction or renovation have become more accident-prone since the start of this year.
On March 15, an underground fire at a rebuilt mine left 25 miners dead in Xinmi city of Henan province.
On March 1, flooding at an unfinished pit in Wuhai city of Inner Mongolia killed one worker and trapped 31, who were declared dead on March 14.
On Jan 5, an underground fire at a mine under renovation left 34 dead in Xiangtan county of Hunan province.
Luo Lin, director of the State Administration of Work Safety, and Zhao Tiechui, director of the State Administration of Coal Mine Safety, were leading a team to assist with rescue efforts, the statement said.
A failure to heed warnings that water was seeping into the coal shaft and a slow evacuation led to 153 miners becoming trapped Sunday in a mine in north China's Shanxi Province, officials said Wednesday.
An evacuation should have been ordered immediately after managers received reports of water leakage, said Luo Lin, director of the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS).
Managers should have evacuated miners, cut the power and suspended work at once, he said. "The response should have been much faster."
Workers at the Wangjialing Coal Mine had warned supervisors twice late Sunday morning, about two hours before the flood occurred, said Jiang Shijie, a manager of the Wangjialing coal mine project
The rescue team sent 360 bags of glucose, each 200 ml, down the 250-meter Wangjialing Coal Mine in Shanxi Province after hearing banging on a metal pipe.
Pan Zengwu, deputy chief of the Shanxi provincial coal geological bureau, said rescuers heard what they believed to be the trapped miners making the noise at 2:15 p.m..
The rescuers knocked on the drill pipe to respond, Pan said.
He said the rescue team sent 360 bags of glucose, each 200 ml, down the 250-meter pit.
Rescuers have been drilling holes to pump out water and send down food.
The death toll in the flooded Wangjialing Coal Mine in north China's Shanxi Province rose to seven Wednesday, as rescuers tried to locate the remaining 31 trapped miners, the rescue headquarters said.
A spokesman with the headquarters said rescuers were inching their way towards the last two work platforms underground as pumps slowly lowered the water level in the shafts.
One of the submerged stretches leading to the two platforms was estimated at 700 meters long and the other at 350 meters, he said.
On Monday, 115 miners were pulled out of the mine alive after being trapped for more than a week
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