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Original Paper

UDC 622.86:614-026.2 © N.F. Aparina, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2023, № 2, pp. 45-51

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2023-2-45-51




Aparina N.F.1

1Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo, 650060, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Aparina N.F., PhD (Economic), Associate Professor, e-mail: aparinanf@gmail.com, e-mail: galina0205@mail.ru


High level of occupational risks represents a critical challenge for the coal mining industry. The coal mining processes are accompanied with a high level of occupational injuries, accidents, including the mass casualty incidents. Occupational risks have a persistent character due to mining, geological and technical factors. The technogenic character of the risks is considered traditional for the coal industry. At the same time, statistics of injuries and investigations into the trauma and accident causes show that the risks of organizational and personal nature have become traditional in the coal mining industry. The article provides a retrospective analysis of these risks and identifies possible factors for their mitigation based on principles of the risk-oriented approach.


Occupational risk; Industrial safety; Coal mining operation; Breach of safety requirements.


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The research was carried out as part of the ‘Development and implementation of complex technologies in the areas of exploration and extraction of minerals, industrial safety, bioremediation, creation of new deep conversion products from coal raw materials while consistently reducing the environmental impact and risks to human life’ Integrated Scientific and Technical Programme of the Full Innovation Cycle (Order No. 1144-r of the Government of the Russian Federation dated May 11, 2022) with financial support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (Agreement No. 075-15-2022-1195 as of September 30, 2022).

For citation

Aparina N.F. Regarding the traditional occupational risks of coal mining at coal operations in the Kemerovo Region - Kuzbass. Ugol’, 2023, (2), pp. 45-51. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-2-45-51.

Paper info

ReceivedJanuary 12, 2023

Reviewed January 20, 2023

Accepted January 26, 2023


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