Mine disasters

Other Names:
Mining accidents

Underground fires or explosions may lead to serious mine disasters and may be caused in many ways, in particular by the careless use of naked lights, by damage to electrical cables or other apparatus, or by spontaneous combustion of highly bituminous coals.


Despite many years of effort to diminish mining risks in general and large-scale accidents in particular, the accident rate in mines still remains high.

Related Problems:
Subsidence from mining
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST