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MISSION OF COAL INDIA - To produce and market the planned quantity of coal and coal products efficiently and economically in an eco-friendly manner with due regard to safety, quality and conservation. VISION OF COAL INDIA - To emerge as a global player in the primary energy sector committed to provide energy security to the country by attaining environmentally & socially sustainable growth through best practices from mine to market.

SAFETY

In ECL, highest priority is given towards safety, which is considered as a part of core production process. ECL is aiming to achieve zero harm policy. To improve the safety standards, ECL has vigorously pursued several measures during the year 2017-18.

Accident Statistics for the year of 2017-18:

YEAR

2017-18*

2016-17

i) Fatal Accidents (Nos.)

09

07

ii) Fatalities (Nos.)

09

29

iii) Serious Injuries (Nos.)

22

40

iv) Fatality/Million tonne output

0.207

0.716

v) Fatality/3 Lakh Man-shifts

0.187

0.574

(* subject to reconciliation with DGMS)

Safety Measures

Jobs undertaken by ISO for enhancing safety in Mines of ECL

  1. Safety Board at Corporate Level has been constituted for inspecting the Mines and removing deficiencies observed. Monthly Meeting of Safety Board is regularly held for reviewing status of safety in Mines. The Safety board Comprises of amongst others, Five Members nominated by the Operating Trade Unions.
  2. Mine wise Monsoon review was done by GM (Safety) and GM (E&M) and is monitored at all levels from mine to ECL, HQ.
  3. Mobile water tankers are being used for Haul roads, Transport roads and Railway sidings. Mist type spray arrangement provided at transfer point of belt conveyors in mines and in CHPs. Pipeline has been laid out in UG mines for dust suppression at working face. In-built dust suppression system has been incorporated in equipment like CM, PSLW, Road Header, Drills, and Surface Miners etc.
  4. Regular cleaning is done of fallen coal from Under Ground galleries. Construction of sectionalization stoppings is also done. Regular air sampling and analysis is being conducted from sealed off areas. One Gas Chromatograph is installed at MRS, Sitarampur and four nos. are in procurement stage. There is also use of Fire Sealant. Procurement of one portable Nitrogen Plant has been approved. Demonstration of Thermal Image Camera has been given at Kajora Area. ETMS are installed and working at Kalidaspur, Narsamuda and Sodepur collieries and four nos. are under procurement. Mock rehearsal has been done with NDRF at Kenda Area. PHMP (Principal Hazards Management Plan) and TARP (Trigger Action Response Plan) has been prepared for each mine. AFSS (Automatic Fire Suppression System) for HEMMs is under procurement. Arrangement for Nitrogen Flushing has been made in Caving Districts at Jhanjra and Khottadih underground mines.
  5. Geo Technical Cell has been constituted along with two nos. Geologists at corporate Headquarter. All the Dump Yards of the OC Projects have been inspected by the committee and scientific study in respect of vulnerable dumps are in progress. Workshop was conducted by CIMFR at ECL HQ. Four nos. of Slope Stability monitoring RADAR are under procurement. Presently monitoring is being done by Total Station.
  6. All the manual loading mines shall be converted to mechanized loading mines in 2018-19. Nakrakonda is going to be converted to OC and mechanization of Bejdih Colliery is not possible due to high gradient, which is more than 1 in 5.
  7. Conversion from Manual drilling to Mechanized drilling: 70 UDMs are presently in use.
  8. Cold Rolled Threaded Roof - Bolt Machine:13 Nos of Bolt Machine has been installed and being used presently. It is proposed to install another 13 Nos. in 2018-19.
  9. Conversion from Steam to Electric Winder: One proposal of Kajora Area is under process for approval.
  10. Structural Stability of Headgear: CMPDI Ranchi was engaged for Kumardihi A, C.L. Jambad and Nabkajora colliery for which report was submitted but as per observations of DGMS, CMPDI is not being considered as third party for which other suitable agencies are being explored.
  11. Special Dewatering of UG mines: For Chinakuri Mine No. 1, two new sets of series pumps of 400m head have been provided to replace the old ineffective pump sets. For Ningha R colliery, one new 400m head pump set has been provided to enhance the dewatering.
  12. Innovation / New initiative: In shaft Radio communication has been proposed for trial at Jhanjra & Khottadih. Fiber optic based underground communication for Jhanjra colliery is under procurement. This communication system has been approved by DGMS and it is in vogue in Australia.
  13. Other Initiatives towards Safety:
    • Safety talk continued.
    • "Permit to Work" started.
    • PSC meeting as per Mines Rule implemented.
    • COP/SOP given to all category of workmen in Hindi/local language.
    • Use of breadth analyzer implemented.
    • Family counseling is continued.
    • Sensitization program for front line supervisors conducted at Bankola, Pandaveswar, Satgram, Salanpur and Kajora Areas.
  14. Devising Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) for different activities, general or mine- specific and enforcing.

Safety Audit

Safety audit conducted and completed by Multi-disciplinary inter-subsidiary teams. We are in the process of conducting Safety Audit by external agencies also.

Monsoon preparation

Special drive in respect to Monsoon Preparedness had been done in the month of June, 2017 by the Nodal Officers / In-charge of Areas of safety department along with the Colliery Management and status of implementation had been monitored at regular interval during the year 2017-18. A Control Room opened at Head Quarter, ECL from 10.06.2017 to 15.10.2017 on 24X7 basis which was manned by Executives provided with telephone & vehicle for their movement keeping close liaison with Area Control Rooms operating in all Areas. Close liaison is maintained with the Chief Engineer (Hydel), DVC, Maithon, for getting ‘Flood Warning Message’ whenever Panchet and Maithon dams release flood water to cause rise of HFL of rivers. Close liaison is also maintained with the Director, Indian Meteorological Department, Alipur, Kolkata and the Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, Alipur, Kolkata for obtaining ‘Weather Forecast Report’ over Telephone & FAX for alerting the Areas to be affected by heavy Rain/ Thunder/ Shower.

Safety Training

Year

Two Weeks Structured Training for

Front line supervisors

Workmen’s Inspector

No. of Programme

No. of Participant

No. of Programme

No. of Participant

2017-18

4

86

3

84

2016-17

4

73

3

46

Training for appearing in Statutory Exams in 2017-18:

Type of Exam

No. of employees trained

Training Institute

A. For appearing in

1st Class -Coal

0

MTS, Dhadka

2nd class -Coal

07

Mining Sirdar

10

Surveyor

0

Electrical Supervisor

51

Winding Engine driver

11

MTI, Ratibatti

Gas Testing

13

MTS, Dhadka

B. Trade Course

Surveyor

26

MTS, Dhadka

Mining Sirdar

52

C. Diploma in Mining (Part time)

154

Raniganj Mining Institute

Vocational training (Statutory at VTC) 2017-18.

Type of training

2017

2016

Basic

723

954

Refresher

10234

10220

Special Training

9232

9809

I.O.D.

40

42

Contractors workers

4892

2450

Rescue Services in ECL:

Rescue Services have been rendered to all collieries of ECL, Chanch Victoria Area of BCCL, Ramnagar Colliery of IISCO as well as to Civil Administration and Public Authorities (as and when required) through Mines Rescue Station, Sitarampur, Rescue Room with Refresher Training (RRRT) Kenda and Rescue Rooms operating at Jhanjra, Mugma & Kalidaspur.

During the year Emergency Attended/Rescue Services dealt fire/spontaneous heating in the following Mines successfully:

Sl. No

Colliery / place of occurrence

Area

Date

Nature of occurrence / job

1

Shyamsundarpur

Bankola

13.07.2017 to 24.07.2017

Spontaneous heating

2

Kuardih Colliery

Satgram

25.07.2017 to 26.07.2017

To rescue one missing person due to sudden inrush of water from surface.

3

Gopinathpur OCP

Mugma

16.08.202017

Open fire in Excavator

4

Barka Seal Incline

CCL

17.08.2017 to 23.08.2017

Inundation

5

Moira

Bankola

31.01.2018 to 22.02.2018

Spontaneous heating

6

Shyamsundarpur

Bankola

21.02.2018 to 01.03.2018

Dealing with Fire

7

Parascole (West)

Kajora

20.03.2018 to 27.03.2018

Spontaneous heating

Training:

Refresher as well as initial training was imparted at Mines Rescue Station regularly, details are as follows:

Details

2017-18

2016-17

No. of active rescue trained personnel

595

614

No. of personnel freshly trained

48
(9 members from NEC, Assam)
(7 members from IMFA, Orissa)

32
(7 members from UCIL)

No. of Refresher practices

5209

5622

No. of Emergencies

07

04

New apparatus/equipment purchased:

Sl. No.

Details

Numbers purchased

1

Multi-gas Detector

04

2

Power operated Oxygen Booster Pump

03

3

Hydraulic cutter and Spreader

01

4

Modern SCBA

24

5

125 KVA DG Set

01

Zonal Mines Rescue Competition:

Zonal Mines Rescue Competition, Eastern Zone, for the year 2017-18 was held on 14th and 15th November, 2017 in which 10 (ten) Nos. rescue teams took part.

All India Mines Rescue Competition (Coal & Metal):

48th All India Mines Rescue Competition (Coal & Metal) was conducted at Jamadoba Colliery (TISCO) from 12th to 15th December, 2017. Two teams from ECL took part in that competition and won the prizes in Fresh Air Base events.

Budget Provision for Mines Rescue Station:

Particulars

Capital Budget (Rs. in Lakh)

Revenue Budget (Rs. in Lakh)

2017-18

2016-17

2017-18

2016-17

Sanctioned

341.56

204.80

1678.38

1667.42

Expenditure

86.32

132.73

1602.83

1714.86


   
         

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