Occupational health and safety in T mining—status, new ...

4–5 times more likely to lose their lives in mine accidents in South Africa than in Australia. A major difference between South Africa and other major mining countries is the depth of gold mines, the labour intensiveness of gold and platinum mining, and the large number of workers on a single mine[...]

More than 170 mineworkers are killed at Kinross Mine ...

On 16 September 1986, 177 mineworkers were killed at Kinross Mine in one of South Africa's worst mine disasters since 1946. An acetylene tank sparked flames that swept through the mining tunnel igniting plastic covering on the wiring. The flames also set fire to polyurethane foam that is used to keep walls in the mine dry). The burning plastic combined with polyurethane and[...]

Over 100 Gold Miners Killed in South African Accident ...

May 12, 1995· May 12, 1995, Page 00003 The New York Times Archives. More than 100 miners were believed to have died Wednesday night in one of South Africa's largest gold mines when the …[...]

Deaths Spike in South Africa's Deep and Dangerous Mines ...

Deaths Spike in South Africa's Deep and Dangerous Mines, Reversing Trend ... Miners look on after they retrieved the bodies of two other miners from Johannesburg's oldest gold mine in Langlaagte ...[...]

The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters - ThoughtCo

The cause was most likely a methane explosion that ignited coal dust. The death toll was 439, making it the most deadly mine accident in the UK. This was the worst of a spate of mine disasters in Wales that occurred during a period of poor mine safety from 1850 to 1930. On June 25, 1894, 290 died at the Albion Colliery in Cilfynydd, Glamorgan ...[...]

Could Harmony mining accident have been prevented? | eNCA

Harmony Gold's mines have seen a series of fatal accidents in recent years, raising serious safety concerns. ... Could Harmony mining accident have been prevented? ... A fatal accident at a ...[...]

South Africa gold mine: All 955 trapped workers freed ...

All 955 workers from a gold mine in South Africa have been safely brought back to the surface. They had been trapped underground since a power cut struck on Wednesday night, and back-up generators ...[...]

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 ...[...]

41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES - sahistory.org.za

42 AFRICA SOUTH quickly, and accidents due to fatigue tend to multiply. But these consequences are not inevitable. The fault lies in the failure to ensure that the quality of safety work keeps pace with the degree of risk involved. Relative neglect often occurs also in shaft sinking and develop­ ment, usually the most hazardous stages in mining.[...]

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 ...[...]

15 Insane mining accidents - Mineral Processing & Metallurgy

From overturned trucks to huge fires, as well as crushed vehicles… Here’s a collection of some really mind boggling accidents that have occurred in the mining industry. Do you have the best gold mining equipment? 1. Dumper corner navigation fail Wrong turn, mate… And now what? 2. Just how did he loose a gear? Looks like this truck is not going anywhere.[...]

The Most Common Accidents in the Mining Industry

Jan 14, 2019· The yearly average in coal mining decreased to 30 fatalities from 2001-2005, though 60 to 70 miners still die each year in the U.S. coal and non-coal mining industry. The most common accidents occurring in the mining industry are the result of poisonous or explosive gases or mishaps relating to the use of explosives for blasting operations.[...]

Miners rescued from Beatrix gold mine in South Africa | DW ...

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.[...]

South Africa gold mining: What lies at the bottom of one ...

Bill Whitaker: Gold and gold mining seem to be in the DNA of South Africa. Bernard Swanepoel: South African gold mining especially has always been at the center of all political and other ...[...]

South African miners: Two die in Harmony Gold accidents ...

Two miners have died in separate accidents at mines owned by Harmony Gold in South Africa. They follow the deaths earlier this week of eight miners in a fire and subsequent rock fall at Harmony ...[...]


English/Nat. Searchers have now retrieved 56 bodies from the wreckage of a gold mine accident in Orkney, South Africa. The mine's owners, Anglo American, said no-one had survived the disaster and the country's most powerful union has accused them of gross negligence.[...]

Five of the most devastating pollution disasters in South ...

Five of the most devastating pollution disasters in South Africa’s history South Africa has had its fair share of disasters sparked by pollution.[...]

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

Dec 07, 2017· Mine Fatalities in South Africa Rise First Time in Decade ... head of safety and technology at Harmony Gold. “Many accidents are caused not because the …[...]

Mine Accident: Latest News, Photos, Videos on Mine ...

Dec 30, 2018· Find Mine Accident Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Mine Accident and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. Explore more on Mine Accident.[...]

Five of the world's worst mining disasters

Every miner knows the risks it takes to work in such an industry. However, nothing can prepare someone for accidents like the ones we are about to show you. Here is a list with five of the deadliest mining accidents in the world. 1. Explosion at Benxihu Colliery[...]

Category:Mining disasters in South Africa - Wikipedia

Pages in category "Mining disasters in South Africa" The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().[...]


Jul 21, 2015· English/Nat Rescue workers began the grim task of hoisting the bodies of gold miners killed in an accident Wednesday night in Orkney, South Africa…[...]

Mining death stats worry unions, Chamber of Mines | Fin24

Jan 19, 2017· South African coal mines continue to be among the safest mines in the world. He commended the role of the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate for its diligence in recording and investigating incidents and accidents. “No other industry in South Africa reports on safety and health in the same degree of detail, accuracy and transparency.”[...]

Developing Health and Safety in Mines | MINING.com

Apr 18, 2017· Developing Health and Safety in Mines ... Africa), in his recent interview with Mining Weekly, explained his belief that two major factors are behind poor health and safety performance in South ...[...]

Articles about Mining Accidents South Africa - latimes

Oct 21, 1990· A gas explosion in a South African gold mine killed 18 miners and left one missing in a shaft more than 1 1/2 miles underground, mine officials said. Twenty miners were lifted to safety after the explosion Thursday at the Mponeng mine southeast of Johannesburg. None …[...]

Almost half of deadly mine accidents in South Africa ...

Jun 17, 2018· Almost half of deadly mine accidents in South Africa happened at Sibanye-Stillwater sites: Minister ... South Africa’s Mineral Resources Minister Gwede ... fatalities in the gold mining …[...]

SA’s deadliest mine disasters in numbers - The Daily Vox

Collapses, explosions and strikes have caused the worst mining disasters over the years. From Coalbrook mine to Marikana, MBALI ZWANE lists the deadliest mine accidents in South African history. South Africa’s gold companies are already mining at the world’s deepest depths, with Gold Fields digging more than 4, 120m at its Driefontein mine.[...]

Mining Safety | Mining Safety in South Africa

Mining Safety in South Africa: ... The death toll from mining accidents was 270 deaths in 2003. ... the total fatality figure amounted to 168 workers, and a safety audit showed mine safety compliance in South Africa was below target at just 66%. In 2009, the total fatality figure amounted to 169 workers.[...]

Seven killed in South Africa gold mine collapse - World ...

May 14, 2018· Seven killed in South Africa gold mine collapse By Eddie Haywood 14 May 2018 Seven South African miners were killed on May 3 following the collapse of a mineshaft at a gold mine …[...]

Mine Accidents and Disasters | Department of Mineral Resources

MINE ACCIDENTS AND DISASTERS. The overall number of deaths in the South African mining industry has declined over the past decades, but the greatest impact of mining accidents is noticed amongst the family members and colleagues left behind after a mine worker lost his or her life.[...]

Mine Accidents and Disasters

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