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Accident in Tkibuli mine claims 2 workers
02 June, 2018
2 people fell victim to the accident that has occurred in Tkibuli, in Imereti region of Western Georgia. According to the current information, the accident occurred in the surrounding areas of Jalaghonia Street, on the career which has been taken on a lease by a private entrepreneur.
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Accident in Tkibuli mine claimed 2 workers

As reported, the accident occurred this morning.
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An investigation has already been launched

An investigation has already been launched under Article 240
of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which pertains to the violation of safety rules.

At this stage the exact reason that claimed the lives of 2 workers is unknown.

Unfortunately, the mines located in Georgia’s Imereti Region, namely in the cities of Tkibuli and Chiatura, have already claimed a number of workers’ lives.
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More than 500 people have perished in the Chiatura mine over last 85 years

The statistics are quite alarming. More than 500 people have perished in the Chiatura mine over last 85 years.

Despite these terrible statistics of deaths during the excavations, open discussion of working conditions in Chiatura’s mining facilities is hampered by many factors, the first of them being the lack of alternatives when it comes to job seeking. As locals themselves explain, the mines provide the vast majority of the region’s very limited number of workplaces and are pretty much the only way for most locals to sustain themselves.

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