Yinman Mining is experiencing further delays to the restart of its Baiyinchagan mine. The Chinese tin miner closed its mine in February last year after an accident.
On 23 February 2019, an accident at the Baiyinchagan mine killed 21 people, injuring a further 29. As a result, the local government forced the company to halt operations for safety inspections. Other mines in the region were also closed for around one month for safety inspections. Yinman Mining has submitted rectification instructions, which include the company’s self-audit of its health and safety procedures. The Ximeng Emergency Bureau is currently reviewing the improvement plans. The review is likely to be a lengthy process, but no time frame has been given for the restart of mining.