Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Friday, August 7, 2020

Major Accidents in the Indian Coal Mines

The major accidents in the Indian Coal Mines
(post
Independence period) (1952-2005)

 

S.N. Dates of Accident Name of Mines Fatalities Cause
 1.  12/07/1952  Dhemomain  12  Roof fall
 2.  05/08/1953  Majri  11  Inundation
 3.  14/03/1954  Damra  10  Explosion of fire damp.
 4.  10/12/1954  Newton Chikli  63  Inundation
 5.  05/02/1955  Amlabad  52  Explosion of fire damp.
 6.  26/09/1956  Burra Dhemo  28  Inundation
 7.  19/02/1958  Chinakuri  175  Explosion of fire damp.
 8.  20/02/1958  Central Bhowra  23  Inundation
 9.  05/01/1960  Damua  16  Inundation
 10.  28/05/1965  Dhori  268  Coal dust explosion
 11.  11/04/1968  West Chirmiri  14 Premature collapse of workings
 12.  18/03/1973  Jitpur  48  Explosion of fire damp.
 13.  08/08/1975  Kessurgarh  11  Roof fall
 14.  18/11/1975  Silewara  10  Inundation
 15.  27/12/1975  Chasnala  375  Inundation
 16.  16/09/1976  Central Saunda  10  Inundation
 17.  04/10/1976  Sudamdih  43  Explosion of fire damp.
 18.  22/01/1979  Baragolai  16  Ignition of fire damp
 19.  24/08/1981  Jagannath  10  Water gas explosion
 20.  16/07/1982  Topa  16  Roof fall
 21.  14/09/1983  Hurriladih  19  Inundation
 22.  13/11/1989  Mahabir  6  Inundation
 23.  25/01/1994  New Kenda  55  Fire/suffocation by gases
 24.  26/09/1995  Gaslitand  64  Inundation
 25.  06/07/1999  Prascole  6  Fall of roof/collapse of workings
 26.  24/06/2000  Kawadi  10  Failure of OC bench
 27.  02/02/2001  Bagdigi  29  Inundation
 28.  05/03/2001  Durgapur Rayatwari  6  Collapse of partings/workings
 29.  16/06/2003  Godavari Khani-7LEP  17  Inundation
 30.  16/10/2003  GDK-8A  10 Roof fall
 31.  15/06/2005  Central Saunda  14  Inundation

 

(Source: http://www.coal.nic.in )