In 1931, 45 men and boys had perished in a firedamp explosion
He was all too well aware of the poor working conditions that the miners had to deal with, and the casualties that took place due to firedamp explosions
. Indeed, in a previous role, he had been working at the West Moor pit when a firedamp explosion
killed 10 miners.
The disaster was the deadliest mining incident in Turkey's history, surpassing the death toll of a firedamp explosion
that killed 263 miners in Zonguldak in 1992.
The firedamp explosion
caused coal dust lying on the floor of the mine to rise, also catching fire and exploding in a gigantic roar.
The mine collapse in the Mustafakemalpasa town of Bursa on December 10, 2009 killed 19 workers while a firedamp explosion
in Dursunbey, Balikesir on February 23, 2010 killed 17 workers.
There was a firedamp explosion
, roof cave-in, and flooding in the Allegheny Anthracite Company Mine No.
In 1844, a firedamp explosion killed five men and severely burned and injured several more.
In August 1858, at the Cyfing Colliery, Ystalyfera, six men were killed and four seriously injured by a firedamp explosion. At the inquest, James Rogers, a surgeon from Ystalyfera, testified that David Jones, cutter, and the senior of the four men, had suffered a crushed skull ("the skull was smashed in and the brain torn out"), breaks in both legs, and severe burns and lacerations to his body.
Yildiz who briefed reporters on rescue efforts in the site of firedamp explosion
Tuesday in Zonguldak said the debris had to be cleaned, before rescue teams could continue looking for trapped miners.
in Dursunbey revealed that those who added value to the country in hard works were not valued.
Another firedamp explosion
occurred in a coal mine in northwestern province of Balikesir, where 17 people had died four years ago.
Among the other causes of death at coal mines, according to the DDK, are problems related to the subcontractor system; the fact that workers are forced to work under harsh and inhumane conditions; that the state and mining companies do not learn the necessary lessons from past accidents; that the necessary precautions are not taken against firedamp explosions
; that miners are not given carbon monoxide masks; and that safe corridors are not built inside coal mines so that workers can flee in the event of an accident.