The Ministry of Labor reported that the coal mine where an accident occurred that left at least nine workers trapped began operating in January of this year.
In a statement, the agency headed by Luisa Alcalde stated that “to date there is no history of complaints of any type of anomaly.”
The Ministry of Labor reported that at approximately 1:35 p.m. an accident occurred in a coal mine located in the area known as Conchas, near the town of Agujita, municipality of Sabinas, Coahuila, in which workers were performing work inside the mine.
The accident occurred when workers in the development of their excavation activities, they ran into an adjoining area full of water, which when collapsing caused a floodleaving a group of miners trapped, says the official report.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that the Mexican Army is already applying the DN-III plan in Sabinas, Coahuila.
In his social networks, the federal president reported that the mishap occurred around 1:35 p.m.; It was a collapse in a coal mine, which caused a sinkhole to flood, where the miners were trapped.
At 1:35 p.m. there was a landslide in a coal mine in the municipality of Sabinas, Coahuila, which caused a sinkhole to be flooded where, apparently, 9 miners were trapped. 1/2
– Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) August 3, 2022