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

Printed Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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

15/6/2005

Central Saunda

14

Inundation

 

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