A 27-year-old man died in Baganuur mine last Saturday, leaving behind a pregnant wife. The cause of the accident is not yet clear.
The man was sent to hospital soon after 3 p.m. When his wife came to see him, he told her, “It seems okay. I think my rib is broken,” but he died around midnight.
There have been 201 accidents in the mining sector in the past three years, involving 249 people. Of them, 94 were killed, 36 were disabled after severe injury, and 119 rendered incapable of heavy work. Cave-ins accounted for 24.8 percent of the total accidents, while 12.8 percent occurred for lack of proper technology, 26.9 percent for ignoring proper safety procedures, 7.2 percent following mechanical breakdowns, 9.2 percent because of faulty equipment and 7.6 percent were transportation accidents.