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Is miningkilling Indians?


The total output value of mining production in India was

Rs 1135.41 billion

The largest number of people died in coal mine accidents

The mining industry is the most dangerous in India, which is why the Indian government is committed to vigorously improving mining technology.

Data released on Lok Sabha shows that between 2015-2019, 520 workers engaged in coal, minerals and oil mining were killed, among which more than half died in coal mines.

Mortality rate 520workers engaged in coal

Lok Sabha / 2015-2019

Indian mining fatalities are the highest among the three countries

India's mining deaths in the past five years have been four times that of the United States and 15 times that of Australia.

numbers of mine disasters

Data on accident types in the Indian mining industry

Data on accident types in the Indian mining industry

Great contribution to the economy

Miner & Farmer

For every percentage point increasing in economic growth, the number of people employed in the mining industry will increase by 13 times compared with that of agriculture.

The mining industry accounts for about 3.7% of India's GDP. In the fiscal year 2017/2018, the total value of Indian mining production was 1135.41 billion rupees, an increase of 13.2% over the previous year.

Factors Endenger the safety

Age Group:

40yrs.-Energetic but not consistent

50yrs.-Lethargic due to age

Timing Group:

Night Shift-Sleeping tendency or poor light

Long hrs. without rest-Fatigues

Unsafe Act:
  • Act itself is risky
  • No safe work place design
  • No safety guidance
  • No safety law observance
  • No examination of machine

proper precautions

Corrective Action on safety


Instructions, Training

Locate and control hazards

Risk assessment&risk control

Interactive Control System

Two-way Communication

High Standard of Discipline

Routine Inspection & Remedial Measures

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