Coal India: Failing occupational safety

Coal India´s mines continue to have a terrible safety record and in 2011, CIL reported 52 fatalities in their mines and 250 serious injuries. In 2010 alone, CIL operations resulted in an official death toll of 95, with another 183 serious injuries1. In 2013 a mine operated by Bharat Coking Coal collapsed killing 4 workers and risking the lives of a further 1642.

  1. Greenpeace (2013): High risk, low return (accessed 27.10.2014) []
  2. Ranchi (2013): Four killed, narrow escape for 164 workers as roof of coal mine collapses; India Today, 11 November (accessed 23.10.2014) []
Case location
Dhanbad, Jharkhand, Indien

Affected topics
  • Human and Labour Rights
Affected norms and standards Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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