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May 2009
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Date Mine Name Location Accident Type Dead Missing1
2 Seven people died of gas poisoning in the Xinfeng Coal Mine in central China coal mine last week, but the management attempted to conceal the accident, the local government revealed Saturday.  The mine only reported one death to authorities on May 2, when carbon monoxide burst out in a shaft where 69 miners were working underground.  More
3 Unnamed Lead Mine Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Asphyxiation 0 4
4 Pingfang Gold Mine Liaoning H2O Inundation 0 5
15 Chashan Coal Mine Yunnan Explosion 0 10
16 Majialiang Coal Mine Shanxi Asphyxiation 11 0
20 Manao Coal Mine Sichuan H2O Inundation 0 6
30 Tonghua Coal Mine Chongqing Municipality Explosion 30 0
1 Missing miners remain listed for incidents where no follow-up news report was provided.