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China's Worst Mining Disasters
2004 - Present


See also The Twelve Deadliest Mining Disasters

 



China's Worst Mine Disasters in 2017
Pleased to report that there have been no news articles coming from China about mine disasters in 2017 where the number killed and missing totalled 20 or more.

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.