According to AP:
China's coal mines are the deadliest in the world, although the industry's safety record has improved in recent years as smaller, illegal mines have been closed. Annual fatalities are now about one-third of the high of nearly 7,000 in 2002. Read more...
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Chinese rescuers carry out one of the rescued miners from the Qianqiu colliery in Yima, central China's Henan province on Nov. 5. Forty-five miners trapped underground after a rock blast in a Chinese coal mine were brought to the surface in a rare successful rescue.