The event occurred about midday at SECL’s Rajgamar mine, a subsidiary of government PSU Coal India, as coal was being loaded onto a truck from a bunker, according to a SECL official.
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- On Tuesday, a South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL) employee was killed after an above coal collecting container collapsed on a vehicle parked beneath in an underground mine in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district.
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5 July, Korba (PTI) According to authorities, a South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL) employee was killed on Tuesday after an above coal collecting container collapsed on a vehicle parked beneath in an underground mine in Chhattisgarh‘s Korba district.
They stated the deceased, Radheshyam (54), was in the driver’s seat of the vehicle when it was entirely crushed by the impact of the coal collection container. The event occurred about midday at SECL’s Rajgamar mine, a subsidiary of government PSU Coal India, as coal was being loaded onto a truck from a bunker, according to a SECL official.
After being carried out via conveyor belts, coal is gathered into an above bunker, a funnel-shaped large iron structure. He said that the coal is then loaded into trucks that are stationed beneath the bunker for shipment.“During coal loading, the bunker suddenly collapsed and crashed over the front half of the vehicle.” Radhyshyam became caught behind it and died on the scene, according to the official.
According to him, a rescue operation was quickly begun, and the corpse was recovered. SECL will undertake an internal investigation into the event, while authorities from the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), Bilaspur headquarters, will conduct an independent investigation, according to the official.
“Rs 10 lakh and an extra ex-gratia of Rs 15 lakh would be granted to the deceased’s relatives under the Employees Compensation Act.” “His relatives would be paid roughly Rs 92 lakh in total, which includes gratuity and provident fund,” he added. Meanwhile, a local police officer confirmed that a separate investigation into the event had been initiated.
Coal mining has been a hazardous vocation since its inception during colonial times (Reardon, 1993). The year 1907 was the bloodiest in US coal mining history, with 3242 persons killed (Mine Safety Health Administration, 2007). An explosion in Monongah, West Virginia, killed 358 people that year (Mine Safety Health Administration, 2007). Due to high death rates in coal mines in the early 1900s, the US Bureau of Mines was established in 1910.
The United States Bureau of Mines was established to undertake research and develop solutions to lessen miner safety and health concerns. Since its creation, the US Bureau of Mines has significantly reduced mining accidents and fatalities while also improving worker health.
Despite better safety precautions and a lower mortality toll, coal mining has gained national attention as a risky business, owing in part to recent high-profile tragedies. Even while research and new techniques continue to lessen the industry’s hazards, its image is partially justified when compared to other industries. Despite the risks associated with coal mining, coal is critical to the running of our civilization.
Coal generates energy for goods, enterprises, and households. As a result, coal output is steadily increasing and will most certainly continue to do so.
Since coal is fundamental to civilization and there appears to be no imminent stop to its mining, it is critical to comprehend coal mining injuries. Furthermore, because coal mining injuries are worse, it is critical to establish who is experiencing the most severe coal mining injuries in order to reduce their occurrence and severity.