Coal Mine Accident Kills 21
BEIJING, CHINA (KTVI) – Four workers from a coal mine in China are still missing following an accident that has already claimed 21 lives. According to the Washington Post, 58 other workers were also involved, but not harmed in the accident.
China remains world leader in coal production and deaths. In February, RFA (Radio Free Asia) reported China produced about 3.66 billion tons of coal in 2012 which was about four times more than the U.S.
RFA says the country has decreased its annual death toll from mine accidents by nearly 30 percent. It’s estimated the decrease is still about 18 times more than the death toll in U.S. coal mine accidents.