China's mining safety situation continued to improve in 2021. Over the past year, the number of accidents and casualties from accidents at coal mines has decreased compared to 2020, according to data from the State Administration of Safety at Coal Mines of the People's Republic of China.
According to the aforementioned agency, in 2021 in China, the number of accidents at coal mines and the number of deaths as a result of such accidents decreased by 15.8% and 13.9%, respectively, year on year.
Last year, the death rate for 1 million tonnes of coal was down 24% from 2020, and there have been no major gas accidents in coal mines over the past two years.
While the country's coal mines continued to maintain good safety performance in 2021, China continues to face risks and challenges such as intensive mining operations and an increase in safety-related accidents during mining operations. works, the department said, calling for a balance between development and security.