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China's Worst Mining Disasters
2004 - Present


See also The Twelve Deadliest Mining Disasters

 



China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2016 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
31-Oct Jinshangou Coal Mine Chongqing Municipality Explosion 33 0 33 View the planets for this day
3-Dec Baoma Mining Coal Mine Inner Mongolia Explosion 32 0 32 View the planets for this day
30-Nov Unnamed Coal Mine Heilongjiang Explosion 21 1 22 View the planets for this day
23-Mar Aping Coal Mine Shaanxi Landslide 20 0 20 View the planets for this day
27-Sep Linli Coal Mine Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Explosion 19 1 20 View the planets for this day
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.
 

China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2015 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
12-Aug Wuzhou Mine Dormitories Shaanxi Landslide 0 64 64 View the planets for this day
20-Nov Longmay Coal Mine Heilongjiang Fire 22 0 22 View the planets for this day
19-Apr Jiangjiawan Coal Mine Shanxi H2O Inundation 21 0 21 View the planets for this day
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.
 

China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2014 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
19-Aug Dongfang Coal Mine Anhui Explosion 27 0 27 View the planets for this day
26-Nov Hengda Coal Mine Liaoning Fire 24 0 24 View the planets for this day
07-Apr Xiahaizi Coal Mine Yunnan H2O Inundation 21 1 22 View the planets for this day
03-Jun Yanshitai Coal Mine Chongqing Municipality Explosion 22 0 22 View the planets for this day
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.
 

China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2013 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
29-Mar Huatailong Gold Mine Tibet Autonomous Region Landslide 36 47 83 View the planets for this day
29-Mar Babao Coal Mine Jilin Explosion 42 10 52 View the planets for this day
11-May Taozigou Coal Mine Sichuan Explosion 28 0 28 View the planets for this day
12-Mar Machang Coal Mine Guizhou Explosion 21 4 25 View the planets for this day
13-Dec Baiyanggou Coal Mine Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Explosion 21 0 21 View the planets for this day
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.
 

China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2012 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
29-Aug Xiaojiawan Coal Mine Sichuan Explosion 45 1 46 View the planets for this day
31-Jul Unnamed Iron Mine Xinjiang Mud Slide 28 0 28 View the planets for this day
24-Nov Xiangshui Coal Mine Guizhou Explosion 23 0 23 View the planets for this day
22-Mar Dahuang No. 2 Coal Mine Liaoning Explosion 5 17 22 View the planets for this day
25-Sep Unnamed Coal Mine Gansu Powered Haulage 20 0 20 View the planets for this day
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.
 

China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2011 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
10-Nov Sizhuang Coal Mine Yunnan Explosion 35 8 43 View the planets for this day
7-Jul Zaozhuang Fangbei Coal Mine Shandong Fire 3 28 31 View the planets for this day
29-Oct Xialiuchong Coal Mine Hunan Explosion 29 0 29 View the planets for this day
10-Jul Zhengdong Iron Ore Mine Shandong H2O Inundation 4 20 24 View the planets for this day
2-Jul Niupeng Coal Mine Guizhou H2O Inundation 23 0 23 View the planets for this day
2-Jul Heshan Coal Mine Guangxi Zhuang Cave-in 20 0 20 View the planets for this day
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.
 

China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2010 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
21-Jun Xingdong No.2 Coal Mine Henan Explosives 49 0 49 View the planets for this day
31-Mar Guomin Coal Mine Henan Explosion 40 6 46 View the planets for this day
28-Mar Wangjialing Coal Mine Shanxi H2O Inundation 38 0 38 View the planets for this day
16-Oct Pingyu Coal Mine Henan Explosion 37 0 37 View the planets for this day
1-Mar Luotuoshan Coal Mine Inner Mongolia H2O Inundation 32 0 32 View the planets for this day
17-Jul Xiaonangou Coal Mine Shaanxi Fire 28 0 28 View the planets for this day
5-Jan Unnamed Coal Mine Hunan Fire 0 27 27 View the planets for this day
7-Dec Juyuan Coal Mine Henan Explosion 26 0 26 View the planets for this day
15-Mar Illegal coal mine Henan Fire 25 0 25 View the planets for this day
13-May Yuanyang Colliery Guizhou Explosion 21 0 21 View the planets for this day
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.
 

China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2009 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
21-Nov Longmei Coal Mine Heilongjiang Explosion 108 0 108 View the planets for this day
7-Sep Xinhua No. 4 Coal Mine Henan Explosion 54 25 79 View the planets for this day
21-Feb Tunlan Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 78 0 78 View the planets for this day
5-Jun Tiekuang Iron Mine Chongqing Municipality Landslide 59 0 59 View the planets for this day
30-May Tonghua Coal Mine Chongqing Municipality Explosion 30 0 30 View the planets for this day
8-Oct Shanxing Tin Mine Hunan Elevator Accident 26 0 26 View the planets for this day
23-Jul Xinyongfeng Coal Mine Heilongjiang H2O Inundation 0 23 23 View the planets for this day
25-Apr Huajiaba Coal Mine Yunnan Landslide 20 0 20 View the planets for this day
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.
 
China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2008 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
8-Sep Tashan Iron Mine Shanxi Mudslide 260 0 260 View the planets for this day
21-Sep Unnamed Coal Mine Henan Explosion 31 9 40 View the planets for this day
24-Oct Lijiawa Coal Mine Hebei Explosives 35 0 35 View the planets for this day
13-Jun Anxin Coal Mine Shanxi Explosives 34 0 34 View the planets for this day
20-Sep Fuhua Coal Mine Heilongjiang Fire 6 25 31 View the planets for this day
21-Jul Nadu Coal Mine Guangxi Zhuang H2O Inundation 0 29 29 View the planets for this day
30-Oct Yaotou Coal Mine Shaanxi Explosion 29 0 29 View the planets for this day
4-Sep Unnamed Coal Mine Liaoning Explosion 27 0 27 View the planets for this day
18-Aug Baijiagou Coal Mine Liaoning Explosion 26 0 26 View the planets for this day
18-Feb Illegal Iron Mine Hebei Explosion 24 0 24 View the planets for this day
6-Jul Wujiu Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 21 0 21 View the planets for this day
21-Jan Weijialing Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 20 0 20 View the planets for this day
30-Oct Mazhuang Colliery Henan H2O Inundation 0 20 20 View the planets for this day
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.
 
China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2007 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
18-Aug Huayuan Coal Mine Shandong H2O Inundation 172 0 172 View the planets for this day
6-Dec Xinyao Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 105 0 105 View the planets for this day
3-Dec Unnamed Coal Mine Yunnan Explosion 18 43 61 View the planets for this day
8-Nov Unnamed Coal Mine Guizhou Explosion 0 34 34 View the planets for this day
16-Apr Pingdingshan City Mine Henan Explosion 0 33 33 View the planets for this day
5-May Pudeng Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 28 2 30 View the planets for this day
17-Jan Haolaigou Iron Mine Inner Mongolia H2O Inundation 29 0 29 View the planets for this day
10-Mar Fushun Coal Mine Liaoning H2O Inundation 22 7 29 View the planets for this day
28-Mar Yujialing Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 26 0 26 View the planets for this day
2-Feb Xin'an Colliery Henan Fire 24 0 24 View the planets for this day
20-Mar Miaojiang Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 21 0 21 View the planets for this day
18-Mar Unnamed Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 21 0 21 View the planets for this day
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.
 
China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2006 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
15-Jul Linjiazhuang Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 50 7 57
18-May Xinjing Coal Mine Shanxi H2O Inundation 56 0 56
5-Nov Jiaojiazhai Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 40 7 47
12-Nov Nanshan Colliery Shanxi Explosives/Fire 26 8 34
29-Apr Wayaobao Coal Mine Shaanxi Explosion 32 0 32
25-Nov Changyuan Coal Mine Yunnan Explosion 32 0 32
31-Oct Weijiadi Coal Mine Gansu Explosion 29 0 29
4-Nov Weijiadi Coal Mine Gansu Explosion 29 0 29
18-Mar Fanjiashan Colliery Shanxi H2O Inundation 28 0 28
28-Jun Wulong Coal Mine Liaoning Explosion 27 0 27
25-Nov Yuanhua Coal Mine Heilongjiang Explosion 23 4 27
13-Sep Danangou Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 1 23 24
26-Nov Luweitan Colliery Shanxi Explosion 24 0 24
1-Feb Sihe Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 23 0 23
12-Mar Gaoping Mine Hunan Explosion 11 9 20
13-Mar Rongsheng Colliery Inner Mongolia Explosion 20 1 21
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.
 
China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2005 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
14-Feb Sujiawan Colliery Liaoning Explosion 214 0 214
27-Nov Dongfeng Coal Mine Heilongjiang Explosion 171 0 171
7-Aug Daxing Colliery Guangdong H2O Inundation 123 0 123
7-Dec Liuguantun Colliery Hebei Explosion 91 12 103
11-Jul Shenlong Coal Mine Xinjiang Explosion 83 0 83
19-Mar Xishui & Kangjiayao Mines Shanxi Explosion 72 0 72
19-May Nuan'erhe Coal Mine Hebei Explosion 50 0 50
22-Dec Tunnel construction Sichuan Explosion 44 0 44
3-Oct Hebi Coal Mine Henan Explosion 43 0 43
2-Dec Sigou Coal Mine Henan H2O Inundation 42 0 42
6-Nov Sanjia Gypsum Mine Hebei Cave-in 37 0 37
3-Jul Jiajiabao Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 36 0 36
24-Apr Tengda Coal Mine Jilin H2O Inundation 29 1 30
9-Mar Xiangyuangou No. 2 Mine Shanxi Explosion 28 0 28
4-Oct Longtan Coal Mine Sichuan H2O Inundation 16 12 28
15-Feb Unnamed Coal Mine Yunnan Explosion 24 3 27
2-Aug Xinfa Coal Mine Henan H2O Inundation 26 0 26
19-Jul Jinsuo No. 5 Coal Mine Shaanxi Explosion 26 0 26
29-Apr Xiayukou Colliery Shaanxi Explosion 2 23 25
5-Apr Tianfu Coal Mine Sichuan Explosion 23 0 23
28-Apr Shangyukou Coal Mine Shaanxi Explosion 22 0 22
12-May Unnamed Coal Mine Sichuan Explosion 21 0 21
8-Jun Zijiang Coal Mine Hunan Explosion 19 2 21
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.
 
China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2004 1
Disasters listed in descending order of total killed and missing
Date Mine Name Location Cause Killed Missing 2 Total
28-Nov Chenjiashan Shanxi Explosion 166 0 166
20-Oct Daping Henan Explosion 148 0 148
20-Nov Iron mine complex Hebei Fire 68 0 68
21-Feb Baixing Coal Mine Heilongjiang Explosion 37 0 37
30-Apr Liangjiahe Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 36 0 36
12-Dec Tianchi Colliery Guizhou H2O Inundation 36 0 36
9-Dec Daxian Sankeng Colliery Shanxi Explosion 33 0 33
11=Nov Pingdingshan Xinsheng Henan Explosion 33 0 33
18-May Luliang City Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 27 6 33
22-Oct Unnamed Coal Mine Hebei H2O Inundation 0 29 29
6-Feb Abandoned Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 21 7 28
2-Mar Jinshanpo Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 26 0 26
11-Feb Yinjiadi Coal Mine Guizhou Explosion 24 0 24
6-Aug Xiaowangou Coal Mine Shanxi Explosion 10 11 21
1 Includes documented disasters where 20 or more miners were killed or missing.
2 Missing miners are included where no follow-up news was made available.



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