• South Africa: Hundreds of miners trapped underground after ...

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  • Deepest mine in the world: What does the future hold for ...

    May 28, 2019· The deepest mine in the world could soon be changing hands. AngloGold Ashanti has made its intentions to sell the Mponeng gold mine in South Africa clear, despite the project posting an 18% increase in production between 2017 and 2018, and the company’s quarterly results showing the mine …

  • Injuries among Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Miners in Ghana

    Sep 02, 2015· Artisanal and small-scale gold miners are confronted with numerous hazards often resulting in varying degrees of injuries and fatalities. In Ghana, like many developing countries, there is paucity of information on the causes and nature of the accidents that result in the injuries. The study was a ...

  • Final death toll at South African gold mine rises to seven ...

    May 05, 2018· The 2017 death toll in South Africa’s mines increased to 88, surpassing the 2016 figure of 73, and ending nine straight years of falling fatalities in a country with an unforgiving geology. Seismic incidents accounted for about 30 percent of mine deaths last year, the DMR said in a statement.

  • DR Congo gold mine collapse toll rises to 21

    Oct 03, 2019· Erdogan threatens to 'crush' ex-U.S. allies in Syria At least 21 people have died after an illegal gold mine collapsed in Maniema in eastern DR Congo, the provincial governor said Thursday, a …

  • Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

    South Africa accounted for 15% of the world's gold production in 2002 and 12% in 2005, though the nation had produced as much as 30% of world output as recently as 1993. Despite declining production, South Africa's gold exports were valued at $3.8 billion USD in 2005.

  • Miners rescued from Beatrix gold mine in South Africa ...

    News Miners rescued from Beatrix gold mine in South Africa. The rescue team faced the difficult task of bringing up hundreds of workers one at a time from the 700 to 2,200 meter deep mine.

  • Mineral Resources releases 2018 Mine Health and Safety ...

    Mar 01, 2019· South Africa, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), Solidarity, UASA and the South African Institute of Rock Engineers. Monitoring and enforcing compliance with the law. In November 2018 we issued two directives to the South African Mining Industry.

  • South Africa: 500 miners escape underground fire

    NEARLY 500 miners who were trapped underground by a fire at a gold mine in South Africa have been brought to the surface safely. The fire at the mine near Carletonville, about an hour from ...

  • Sibanye-Stillwater mine accident raises concerns about ...

    May 06, 2018· JOHANNESBURG - Trade union Solidarity has expressed concern about safety in South African mines in the wake of Thursday&39;s seismic event at …

  • Mining disasters and rescues | Health24

    Mining has confirmed its position as South Africa's most dangerous industry after eight miners lost their lives in a fire at Harmony Gold's Doornkop gold mine almost exactly a year ago (February ...

  • DR Congo gold mine collapse toll rises to 21

    At least 21 people have died after an illegal gold mine collapsed in Maniema in eastern DR Congo, the provincial governor said Thursday, a day after the accident. "There have already been 21 ...

  • South Africa Earthquake: One Dead, 17 Injured at Gold Mine ...

    Aug 05, 2014· Houses collapsed and at least one person is dead following an earthquake in South Africa. ... 17 Injured at Gold Mine; Buildings Rattled in Johannesburg ... but they haven't got serious injuries ...

  • Top ten biggest gold mines - Mining Technology

    Sep 29, 2013· Indonesia is home to the world's biggest gold mine while South Africa, which houses the majority of the deepest mines in the world, also hosts two of the top ten largest gold mines. Mining-technology.com profiles the top ten biggest gold mines in the …

  • Ground Fall Injuries in Underground Stone Mines

    quarters of the fatalities in underground stone mines are caused by falls of ground from the mine roof or rib (Fig-ure 1) [Statistical Abstract of the United States 1985–1999; MSHA 1983–1999]. During 1983–1999, nonfatal ground falls resulted in 140 injuries, or 15% of all underground, lost-time stone mine injuries…

  • 41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

    gold mines since the beginning of the century. Untold others have died from septicaemia and other diseases contracted as a result of accidental injury. Many more have lost limbs or eyes, or have been otherwise disabled. The annual death toll from accidents on South African mines fluctuates around 800. The figure for i960 was close to 1,400

  • Injury Risk Factors in a Small-Scale Gold Mining Community ...

    Jul 24, 2015· Occupational injury is one of many health concerns related to small-scale gold mining (ASGM), but few data exist on the subject, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2011 and 2013, we examined accidents, injuries, and potential risk factors in a …

  • Mining Safety | Mining Safety in South Africa

    South Africa is well-know for a diverse wealth of minerals and a very well regulated mining industry. The mines are places of employment for hundreds of thousands of mineworkers from all over Africa and many international experts are also employed by South African mining companies.

  • Over 3,000 workers trapped in gold mine, after shaft collapse

    Jul 21, 2015· Over 3,000 workers trapped in gold mine, after shaft collapse ... evacuated from the mine so far. There were no injuries and there was no immediate danger to any of the workers in Harmony Gold ...

  • South Africa's Mining History Shown as Huge Metal Blobs ...

    Aug 23, 2017· One report estimated more than 36,000 gold-mine deaths ... and sepsis developed from injuries. ... A representation of an estimated 8,500 tons of gold extracted from South Africa…

  • Analysis: 77 mining fatalities in 2015 - Daily Maverick

    Jan 29, 2016· South Africa Analysis: 77 mining fatalities in 2015. ... A worry for the industry is that 3,116 injuries were recorded across the sector, up from …

  • An Introduction to South African Accident Statistics

    An Introduction to South African Accident Statistics ... Chamber of Mines of South Africa, Annual Reports; and Mine Safety Division Chamber of Mines of South Africa, Death and Injury Rate Tables Gold, Coal and Other Mineral Mines. 42 Accident statistics 4. The statistics of the Workmen's Compensation Commissioner (WCC) which cover all

  • ‘Dying for gold’: the effects of mineral mining on HIV ...

    Workers in South Africa’s gold mining industry have among the highest incidences of tuberculosis in the world, of between 3000 and 7000 cases per 100,000 population per year, compared with 981 per 100,000 population in South Africa overall and a global incidence of 128 per 100,000 population per year .

  • South Africa Mine Accident Statistics

    RSA Main commodities Injury rates Jan 2003 - April 2004 0.00 2.00 4.00 6.00 8.00 10.00 12.00 14.00 16.00 18.00 20.00 2003JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL …

  • Three injured as crowd sacks Burkina gold mine

    Aug 09, 2019· Three gold mine workers were injured by a furious crowd after a clandestine miner was shot dead at the site in central Burkina Faso, sources said Friday. "During the night from Wednesday to Thursday, a guard providing security for the Youga mine in Zabre, Boulgou province, opened fire on an intruder, killing him," security ministry press ...

  • Mining accident - Wikipedia

    177 killed on 16 September 1986 at the Kinross gold mine in Evander, Mpumalanga. This is still the world's worst metal mining disaster. [citation needed] 104 deaths on 10 May 1995 at Vaal Reefs number two shaft near Orkney, in the North West, was arguably one of the worst to befall mining in South Africa.

  • 1,800 workers trapped underground in South Africa mine ...

    About 1,800 workers are trapped at a Sibanye Gold platinum mine in South Africa after an accident halted operation of a shaft used to transport workers. The company is exploring options to bring ...

  • More than 100 recorded deaths in South African mines last ...

    Jan 19, 2012· Mining Health and Safety Legislation in South Africa; Mining In South Africa; ... More than 100 recorded deaths in South African mines last year 19 January 2012: ... we will not mine at all”, 18 people were killed on Gold Fields mines last year against 17 in 2010. But there’s no hint that the company might shut unsafe mines, nor is there ...

  • Fatalities at South Africa's mines drop

    Jan 27, 2015· Injuries in South Africa fell from 8 515 in 1993 to 3 126 in 2013. In gold, injuries fell from 7 368 in 1993 to 1 252 in 2013; in coal, the drop was from 279 to 263 over the 20 years. In platinum, injuries went from 1 344 to 395. In the 11 months to November 2014, injuries decreased 25% from 2 799 in the comparative period the year before to 2 095.

  • Mine Fatalities in South Africa Rise First Time in Decade ...

    Dec 07, 2017· Mine Fatalities in South Africa Rise First Time in Decade ... South Africa has gone from being by far the deadliest place to work in a mine to ranking near rivals including the …

  • Workers trapped underground in South Africa gold mine ...

    All the miners who were trapped underground for more than 24 hours after a storm knocked out powerlines supplying electricity to the Beatrix gold mine in South Africa have been rescued, operator ...

  • Mine fatalities in SA rise for first time in decade | Fin24

    Harmony Gold reported a death at its Tshepong mine on Thursday, bringing the total to 82. That’s the first increase in nine years, and compares with 73 in 2016, the lowest on record. South Africa has gone from being by far the deadliest place to work in a mine to ranking near rivals including the US and Canada for fatality rates.

  • 31% increase in mine fatalities so far in ... - Mining Weekly

    South African Colliery Management Association (Sacma) president Kevern Mattison has called for a “revolutionary step change” to achieve the mining industry’s goal of achieving ‘zero harm’.