Soma Mine

, Turkey - Underground / Coal
The mine is operated by the private company Soma Holding A.Ş, which purchased the operation following its privatization in the 1990s. After all, Soma Holding is the company behind the free bags of coal distributed by the AKP (or Justice and Development Party) in the run-up to elections, as the firm has been able to decrease the cost of coal from $130-140 dollars per ton to $23.80 dollars per ton due to the royalty model introduced by the government in 2005, when 11 coal fields were offered to the private sector.

Mine Accidents that occured in this Mine

Soma 2014

Date: 13/05/2014
Mine: Soma Mine
Mine Accident Type: Explosion, Fire
Fatalities: 301