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SAWS penalizes unsafe coal mines in China.

China's work safety watchdog unveiled several lists of penalties for unsafe coal mines, including mines that should be shut down or have production suspended for safety checks, according to Xinhua Online. The State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) decided to shut down eight coal mines around the country, including a mine in the city of Liaoyang, Liaoning Province, where a gas blast in March left 22 people dead. The administration said local authorities should carry out itinerant inspections on coal mines that have been ordered to shut down to avoid their reopening. SAWS also decided to suspend production in 374 coal mines in violation of relevant laws and regulations in order to conduct safety overhauls. The statement also revealed a list of 88 coal mines that should pay penalties of more than CNY 500,000 and a list of 13 coal mine chiefs whose safety certificates were revoked.

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Title Annotation:WORLD NEWS; China. State Administration of Work Safety
Publication:Coal Age (1996)
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:9CHIN
Date:Oct 1, 2012
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