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
2018 2019 2020 2018 2019 2020 2018 2019 2020
Fires 16 181) 122) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rock falls 5 5 3 1 0 1 1 0 3
Rockbursts 4 6 3 6 6 0 21 64 15
Methane explosions and ignitions 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Coal dust explosions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outbursts of gases and rocks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Water inrushes 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 29 35 19 7 6 1 22 64 21

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

  2018 2019 2020 Remarks
Fatalities per 1 M. t 0,24 0,26 0,15 hard coal mining*
Fatalities per 1 M. t 0,12 0,14 0,09 hard coal*+ lignite mining
Fatalities per 1 M. t 0,03 0,16 0,10 copper ore mining
Fatalities per 1 000 employees 0,14 0,15 0,08 hard coal mining*
Fatalities per 1 000 employees 0,12 0,13 0,09 mining in total

ACCIDENT INDICES IN TOTAL

  2018 2019 2020 Remarks
Fatalities per 1 000 employees 16,1 17,7 16,1 hard coal mining*
Fatalities per 1 000 employees 15,6 16,1 12,1 copper ore mining
Fatalities per 1 000 employee 3,0 3,7 3,0 lignite mining
Fatalities per 1 000 employees 11,7 12,7 11,3 mining in total

*) without Central Drainage Plant (CZOK)

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