Miner killed in accident in Kütahya

Miner killed in accident in Kütahya

KÜTAHYA – Anadolu Agency
Miner killed in accident in Kütahya

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One miner was killed and another was wounded in an accident at a coal mine in the Tavşanlı district of Turkey’s Kütahya province on Sept. 2. 

A rock had fallen on the two workers at the mine, located in the village of Karakaya in Tavşanlı.

Mustafa Orhan, 42, was died at the scene while the injured Ramazan Mimtaş, 41, was taken to the Dr. Mustafa Kalemli State Hospital.

The accident comes just a few days after two miners were killed at an unlicensed coal mining facility Turkey’s Black Sea province of Zonguldak.

Erol Gün and Ahmet Şen died as a result of carbon dioxide poisoning on Aug. 31 in Zonguldak.

The bodies of Gün and Şen were retrieved from the mine after the state Turkish Coal Institute (TTK) launched rescue efforts that went on for nine-and-a-half hours. 

Fellow miner Ferdi Abacı, who escaped from the mine when he realized the poisonous gas leak, said he informed the authorities about the issue as soon as he escaped the mine. 

Although it was initially reported that the unlicensed mine contained coal gas, the TTK experts said it was carbon dioxide that poisoned the miners, after conducting tests inside the mine.