Accidents

Accidents in Polish mines 2019-2021

  NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS
fatal serious total
2019 2020 2021 2019 2020 2021 2019 2020 2021
Hard coal mines 16 8 9 8 7 3 1894 1668 1767
Lignite mines 0 1 0 0 0 0 32 27 24
Copper ore mines 5 3 2 2 4 4 327 251 185
Other 2 4 2 1 2 2 73 83 102
TOTAL 23 16 13 11 13 9 2326 2029 2078

 

Number of dangerous occurrences in underground mines and related to them accidents 2018-2020

 
 
NUMBER OF OCCURENCES
 
 
 
NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS
FATAL TOTAL
2019 2020 2021 2019 2020 2021 2019 2020 2021
Fires 181) 122) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rock falls 5 3 8 0 1 2 0 3 5
Rockbursts 6 3 3 6 0 1 64 15 9
Methane explosions and ignitions 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0
Coal dust explosions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outbursts of gases and rocks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Water inrushes 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 35 19 22 6 1 3 64 21 14

1) including 1 fire connected to methane explosions.

2) including 1 fire connected to methane ignition; people injured are reported under the "Methane explosions and ignitions" category.

FATAL ACCIDENT INDICES 2018-2020

  2019 2020 2021 Remarks
Fatalities per 1 M. t 0,26 0,15 0,17 hard coal mining*
Fatalities per 1 M. t 0,14 0,09 0,08 hard coal*+ lignite mining
Fatalities per 1 M. t 0,16 0,10 0,06 copper ore mining
Fatalities per 1 000 employees 0,15 0,08 0,09 hard coal mining*
Fatalities per 1 000 employees 0,13 0,09 0,08 mining in total

ACCIDENT INDICES IN TOTAL

  2019 2020 2021 Remarks
Fatalities per 1 000 employees 17,7 16,1 18,3 hard coal mining*
Fatalities per 1 000 employees 16,1 12,1 9,8 copper ore mining
Fatalities per 1 000 employee 3,7 3,0 3,3 lignite mining
Fatalities per 1 000 employees 12,7 11,3 12,4 mining in total

*) without Central Drainage Plant (CZOK)

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