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Trade unions worry about explosions in mines

2010-08-30 16:22

Trade unions of metallurgists and mining industry see the more frequent explosions in mines in Tkibuli as alarming and demand to include their representatives in the commission for investigation of the most recent blast, announced Tamaz Dolaberidze, the chairman of the trade union of metallurgists and mine industry employees - Novosti-Gruzia. 


In the blast of August 27th four were killed [the fourth died today in a hospital], seven injured. According to the investigation, methane exploded. Now experts try to define where the sparkle, which caused ignition, came from.

Dolaberidze noted that it has been the second blast over the recent six months.

He suggested that miners had no air analyzers, signaling in case of methane leak. 

The authorities of Georgia have already declared intentions to pay for treatment of the injured and funerals of the killed. President Mikheil Saakashvili expressed his condolences to families of the dead miners.

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