Bazhanova coal mine

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Bazhanov coal mine (Шахта імені В. М. Бажанова) is located in Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.

Location

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Background

The Bazhanov mine holds one of the largest coal reserve in Ukraine with estimated reserves of 58.7 million tonnes of coal.[1] The annual coal production is around 1.02 million tonnes.

July 2011 mining accident

On 29 July 2011, an elevator collapse killed 11 miners and seriously injured four others.[2][3][4] Hundreds of workers were evacuated from other areas of the mine.[5] The president of Ukraine ordered a government investigation.[6] Ukraine's prime minister attributed the accident to "negligence" and estimated that it would take 16 months to repair damage to the mine.[4] Earlier that same day, Ukraine had experienced another fatal coal-mining accident due to an explosion in the Suhodolskaya-Vostochnaya coal mine.[5][7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:Makiivvuhillya
  • Parent Company: State-Owned
  • Location: Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
  • GPS Coordinates: 48.344165, 39.658057
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 1.02 mtpa
  • Workforce Size:
  • Mineable Reserves: 58.7 million tonnes
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: Underground[8]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

References

  1. "Coal mine methane in Ukraine" (PDF). epa.gov. January 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-04-08. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
  2. "TWO MINING TRAGEDIES IN UKRAINE LEAVE 18 DEAD & 20 MISSING". AGI News. 27 July 2011. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  3. "Elevator collapse kills one, injuries 8 in east Ukrainian mine". Xinhua. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 34 killed, 6 injured in mining accidents, Ukrainian Journal, 31 July 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 Maria Danilova (27 July 2011). "18 killed in 2 mine accidents in Ukraine". Google News. Associated Press. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  6. President instructs investigation of Bazhanova coal mine accident Template:Webarchive, Press office of President Viktor Yanukovych, 30 July 2011
  7. New Ukraine coal mine explosion as safety review launched, Platts.com, August 4, 2011
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