October 31, 2011 | Mark Paradies

Bloomberg Reports Almost 100 Killed in Mining Accidents in China in October

The toll was increased to almost 100 by a October 29 accident at a mine near Hengyang city that killed 29.

The article said:

The Chinese government is shutting small, unsafe pits and sacking officials as part of measures to improve the nation’s record of having the world’s deadliest mines. An average of more than six people died in the country’s coal mines every day last year compared with 48 for the entire year in the U.S., the world’s second-biggest producer, government data show.

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