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Turkish labor inspectors close third Soma Coal-operated mine

May 30, 2014 - 6:00am

Turkey's labor inspectors have ordered a halt to operations at the Isiklar coal mine, run by Soma Coal Enterprises, after deficiencies were found during inspections, Anadolu Agency quoted Soma district governor Bahattin Atci as saying.

The Isiklar mine closure follows the closure of two other Soma Coal-operated mines, Eynez and Atabacasi, Mining Technology reported. Turkey saw one of its worst mining disasters on May 13 that claimed 301 lives.

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