China Gets Mine Safety Advice from Hunter Valley Coal Miners

China's abyssal safety record in the mining industry has provoked Chinese mining officials to seek the help of safety experts from Australia's Hunter Valley region. On an average, 13 people die in mining incidents in China each day.

With a series of accidents bringing the conditions to the forefront the government has finally decided to get serious about safety in the Chinese mines. As part of this effort the project Coal Safety has been launched.

A group of 20 coal mine managers from China visited Coal Services' Mine Rescue Station in Argenton in New South Wales last week. The group included representatives of Jizhong Energy Group, senior directors from the State Administration of Work Safety or SAWS and a Party Secretary.

The delegation from China was briefed about mine safety and the use of Coal Services Virtual Reality Training system or VRT. Coal Services spokesman Kevin O'brien said that the country is regarded as a world leader in mine safety, and that they were looking to export some of the safety techniques to China.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel Scanlon

Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, web programming, design, animation, database and networking, software and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.

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