Natural Hazards

, Volume 92, Issue 1, pp 311–325 | Cite as

Statistical analysis of large accidents in China’s coal mines in 2016

  • Xiao Wang
  • Fan-bao Meng
Original Paper


Mining is a high-risk industry, and mine accidents occur frequently. To better understand the characteristics and trends of current coal mine accidents, 29 cases of significant accidents occurred in China in 2016 are introduced first in this manuscript; then, the accident types, occurrence time, occurrence locations, and direct causes were analyzed for these accidents. Finally, according to the analysis results, coal mine accident prevention and control suggestions are presented. This data analysis not only plays a positive role in the prevention and control of mine accidents in China but also has reference significance for the safe production of coal mines in other countries of the world.


Mine accidents Data analysis Prevention and control Safe production 



This work is supported by the State Key Laboratory of open funds (No. SKLGDUEK1520) and the Shandong Province Natural Science Foundation (No. ZR2016EEB23).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Mining Disaster Prevention and Control Co-founded by Shandong Province and the Ministry of Science and TechnologyShandong University of Science and TechnologyQingdaoChina

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