Mine flood 煤矿透水

5月2日,黑龙江省鹤岗市兴安区峻源二煤矿发生透水事故,18人被困井下。经过一天的抢救,截至3日8时,事故已确认9人遇难,目前仍有5名矿工被困井下。

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Two officials who are being held [ws]responsible [/ws] for a coal mine flood that left nine people dead and five others missing in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province have been removed from their posts, authorities said Thursday.

黑龙江省鹤岗市2日发生煤矿透水事故,9人遇难,5人失踪。当地政府周四发表声明称已将两名负责官员撤职。

上面报道中的mine flood就是”煤矿透水“,也可称为[ws]colliery [/ws] flood,是指在坑道里采煤的时候,因为挖穿洞壁接通地下水或者积水的废弃坑道而引发的事故。此次事故发生之后,鹤岗兴安区一名负责work safety(安全生产)的官员,以及该区coal mine safety [ws]supervision [/ws] [ws]bureau[/ws](煤矿安监局)的一名官员removed from office(被免职)。

Coal mining(采煤)是一个危险系数很高的行业,稍有疏忽就可能造成mine [ws]blast[/ws](煤矿爆炸)mine flood(煤矿透水)coalmine [ws]mishap[/ws]/accident(矿难)。其中开采strip mine/open mine(露天煤矿)要比在mine [ws]shaft[/ws](矿井)下作业安全。