a Few days before the official end of the German coal mining industry, a fatal accident in the already closed Ibbenbüren mine horror has triggered.
At Work on the follow-up in the mine at the edge of the münsterland came on Monday, a 29-year-old industrial mechanic to life, such as the coal mine operator, RAG announced. “So an accident is terrible and tragic, not only in the discharge of the mining industry,” said a RAG-speaker. Earlier, several media reported.
It was, according to the RAG the first deadly accident in the coal mining industry since 2012. The victim was an experienced miner who had been employed since 2006 on the mine. He was trapped, according to initial findings in a heavy so-called air door and suffered fatal injuries. The investigations of the mining authorities of the backgrounds were still under way, told the RAG.
The mine had supported this year with over 800 miners are still more than 800,000 tonnes of high quality anthracite coal. The coal was burned in its coal-fired power plant for electricity generation. Two weeks ago, the mine had been closed, as the penultimate plant in Germany. The last running coal-mine is Prosper-Haniel in Bottrop, in the Ruhr area. There this Friday (21. December) the conclusion of the active conveying operation to be officially committed.
After the end of the conveyor is in operation, it will take a long time to bring the valuable facilities of days from Depths of more than 1000 meters to the top. They are often sold abroad. In addition, it must be pumped underground, depending on the location of the mine pit water. In follow-up to the Ibbenbüren mine to work the accident occurred.