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More than 400 miners killed in what was the worst mining

In the worst mine disaster in South Africa, a large section of the Clydesdale Colliery, at the Coalbrook mine near Sasolburg, Orange Free State, caved in.About 1,000 miners were in the mine at the time and 435 died after being trapped, while the rest escaped through an incline shaft.

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Nearly 1,000 miners trapped underground in South Africa

South Africa's government has strived to make the industry improve an appalling safety record but unions say the death toll is still too high. Under apartheid, hundreds died in mining accidents

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South African miners: Two die in Harmony Gold accidents

Feb 07, 2014Two miners in South Africa die in accidents at Harmony Gold mines, as the search continues for another miner missing after an earlier deadly fire.

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Mining sector records 51 fatalities

Jan 24, 2020The mining sector has recorded 51 fatalities in 2019, the lowest ever recorded in the South African mining industry. "This represents a 37% improvement, year on year, compared to 2018 fatalities," said Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe at a media briefing on the release of the 2019 mine health and safety statistics on Friday.

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South Africa: Mineral Resources and Energy Commemorates

Government of South Africa (Pretoria) press release Friday, 05 February 2021 marks the 5th anniversary of the Lily Mine accident when three employees lost their lives in a tragic accident.

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Flammable Gas Emissions in South African Gold and Platinum

105 Flammable Gas Emissions in South African Gold and Platinum Mines Review of Incidents and Accidents A.P. Cook/ C.F. Meyer,1 and K. Balr 1 Itasca Mrica (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa; 2V aricon, Johannesburg, South Africa ABSTRACT Flammable gas emissions are relatively common and widespread across the South African gold and platinum mines, but a

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Vaal Reef Gold Mine Elevator Disaster

May 11, 1995Deep, dirty, and dangerous - the life of a South African goldminer is often short and brutal. More than 69,000 miners were killed in work-related accidents between 1911 and 1994. On May 10, 1995, this horrific safety record dropped still further when 105 miners tumbled to their death down a lift shaft at the Vaal Reefs gold mine. The tragedy is the worst elevator disaster ever recorded. The

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Ivanhoe says at least two people killed in accident at

Sep 15, 2020Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. is reporting at least two people have been killed in an accident at its Platreef mine development project in South Africa.

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Death toll in South Africa's mine accident rises to 67

Jun 02, 2009DURBAN: The bodies of another 25 illegal miners were recovered today from a disused gold mine at Velkom in South Africa's north-east region, taking the

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Vedanta Zinc's Gamsberg mine resumes production following

Jan 18, 2021Jan. 18, 2021, 02:55 AM. PRODUCTION at Vedanta Zinc International's (VZI's) Gamsberg mine in the Northern Cape of South Africa had resumed following an accident

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St Helena, 31 August 1987

St Helena, 31 August 1987. On 31 August 1987, a methane gas explosion at the St Helena gold mine in Welkom caused a mine elevator to plunge 1.4km to the bottom of the mine shaft, claiming the lives of 62 people. These miners were being transported in a double-deck elevator to begin a morning shift at the mine's No 10 shaft.

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Search for Last Miner Trapped at South Africa's Gamsberg

Nov 21, 2020The mine, located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa and bordering south of Namibia, has been operational since 2019 and was close to ramping up to its top 250,000 tonnes of zinc in

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SOUTH AFRICA: ORKNEY: GOLD MINE ACCIDENT UPDATE

Jul 21, 2015(11 May 1995) English/NatRescue workers have started the grim task of lifting the bodies of at least 100 men killed in a gold mine accident in South Africa.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY ON SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

MCSA Minerals Council South Africa MHSA Mine Health and Safety Act and another six in a fire- and explosion-related accident. Despite an 88% improvement in fatality rates between 1993 and 2016, the number of lives lost in South African mining operations is appalling.

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Almost half of deadly mine accidents in South Africa

Jun 17, 2018South Africa's Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Sunday that 20 out of 45 mining deaths reported since the start of 2018 have

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Zinc price soars as Vedanta halts Gamsberg mine after accident

Nov 18, 2020Zinc prices climbed on Wednesday to an 18-month high after Vedanta suspended mining at its Gamsberg zinc mine in South Africa following an accident that trapped ten workers. Vedanta Zinc

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Seven killed in South Africa gold mine collapse

May 14, 2018Seven South African miners were killed on May 3 following the collapse of a mineshaft at a gold mine in Driefontein, near Carletonville, Gauteng. The collapse resulted from a

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Miner, 38, killed in rock burst at South Deep mine in Gauteng

Jun 03, 2019An employee was killed at South Deep mine during a rock burst on June 2 2019. File photo. An employee of South Deep mine in Johannesburg was killed underground when struck by a falling rock during

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Mining accident in South Africa kills 5 workers

Jul 06, 2012On 2 July, five workers were killed and 14 others were hospitalized for smoke inhalation at the KDC West mine operated by Gold Fields in South Africa, when a fire broke out. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) put the blame on poor mine management. NUM will conduct a memorial service for the deceased in their memory which is attended by the all the workers at the mine.

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15 Insane mining accidents

Sep 14, 2013The accident killed eight people, injured 66 others and ruined 38 homes. 14. Pickup truck smashed in Witbank. Fortunately, only a car got destroyed in the accident revealed by this picture, taken at the Anglo coal mine, in Witbank (South Africa). 15. Mining burning coal? We bet the burning smell is almost impossible to endure.

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Two killed in Limpopo mine accident

Oct 24, 2007Two killed in Limpopo mine accident. By Oct 24, 2007. The deaths brought the number of miners killed in separate incidents in South Africa this month to at least eight.

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A closer look at eight of the worst coal mining disasters

Nov 14, 2019A coal mine in Hailar, Inner Mongolia, China (Credit: Herry Lawford/Wikipedia) Mitsubishi Hojyo coal mine disaster. The Mitsubishi Hojyo accident was caused by a gas explosion at the Mitsubishi Hojyo coal mine located in the Kyushu Island of Japan. The disaster, which occurred on 15 December 1914, was reported to have led to death of 687 people.

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Three missing after South African gold mine collapses

Feb 05, 2016South Africa's mines are the deepest and among the most dangerous in the world, though fatal accidents in the industry have fallen due to improved safety and a

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analysed by the South African Mines Reportable Accident Statistical System (SAMRASS) and made available for public viewing (Department of Mineral Resources, 2011). A review of the national mine-related accident statistics shows clearly that the South African gold mining industry has improved its safety performance markedly over the past

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Mining Safety in South Africa

In 2010, according to figures released by the Department of Mineral Resources, 128 people were killed in mines in South Africa. "This was our best safety year since 2003," said Bheki Sibiya, the new CEO of the Chamber of Mines, which represents 80% of all mining companies in SA. The 24% reduction is the biggest year-on-year decrease since

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Coalbrook Disaster 1960

Coalbrook Disaster 1960. 21/01/1960 - Clysedale Colliery - Collapse. In the worst mine disaster in South Africa, a large section of the Clydesdale Colliery, at the Coalbrook mine near Sasolburg, caved in and trapped 435 mineworkers 180m underground. There were no survivors. No machine capable of drilling holes large enough through which to

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Vedanta Zinc suspends mining at South Africa's Gamsberg

Nov 18, 2020Vedanta Zinc International, a unit of Vedanta Ltd, has suspended all mining-related activities at its Gamsberg zinc mine in South Africa after a geotechnical failure trapped ten employees.

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Virtual reality for mine safety training in South Africa

Virtual reality for mine safety training in South Africa by A.P. Squelch* Synopsis The high incidence of accidents and fatalities in the South African mining industry, in particular those associated with falls of ground, is often attributed to ineffective and/or inappropriate training methods and material. Recently introduced mine health and safety

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18 Workers Missing After Mine Accident in South Africa

Feb 22, 201518 workers were still unaccounted for Sunday following a fire at a South African mine that had trapped nearly 500 workers underground, a spokeswoman for mining company Harmony Gold said.

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Six Limpopo miners die in Palabora Mining Company

Jul 16, 2018The number of mine workers killed underground at the Palabora Mining Company in Limpopo has risen to six after the body of another miner was found over Sunday night.. All six were trapped in an incident early on Sunday morning. It's believed that a fire broke out at one of the underground conveyor belts.

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950 gold miners trapped underground in South Africa

Feb 02, 2018950 gold miners trapped underground in South Africa . by Batrice DEBUT/AFP . About 950 gold miners were stuck underground in South Africa on Thursday after a power cut, the mine's owner said

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2 die, one injured in Insiza mineshaft collapse

TWO people died and another one was critically injured after a mineshaft collapsed at Stembok Mine in Insiza in Matabeleland South province last Wednesday. Acting provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Stanford Mguni confirmed the incident. The accident occurred at 7pm at the Stembok Mine in Insiza block Filabusi. It is a registered mine.

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