Monthly Archives: February 2017

It is safe to say that a crackdown on technological improvements and safety regulations have helped to reduce the injuries and deaths associated with coal mining, however in any dangerous industry there is always the risk of accidents. Here are the top 3 worst coal mining accidents in the world… Benxihu Colliery Disaster, China, 1941 Claiming 1,549 lives, the Benxihu colliery disaster of 1942 is believed to be the worst coal mining accident ever. On the 26th April in China, a fatal explosion within the underground coal mine occurred due to a mixture of gas and coal dust. In fact, the fire itself exploded out of the mine entrance. It … Readmore