Kolkata: Coal India (CIL) on Tuesday said that deaths and accidents in its mines decreased by a third in 2022, bringing down the number of accidents to an all-time low of 20 in which 18 fatalities were reported. The reduction of 31 percent from was the result of laser-like focus on ensuring the safety of its workers, the miner said. There were 29 accidents the previous year in which 27 people had died, the company said.
The company said in order to identify suitable solutions to consistently prevent accidents it implemented "Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Techniques," a process that involves investigating and analysing factors that contribute to accidents.
The company also signed an MoU with the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad to train 100 executives in RCA techniques and address underlying safety hazards. "It has also adopted the Toolbox Safety Talk, which evaluates safety-related risks before beginning mining operations, to raise employees' awareness of safety-related issues," CIL said in a statement.
"Mine rescue and safety competitions are periodically held at the CIL mine areas in order to instill safety awareness on a more general level," it added.
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