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Mine Accidents and Disasters Department of Mineral Resources

The collection of detailed data on each mining accident in South Africa is used for research to improve the safety of workers in South African mines The South African Mines Reportable Accidents Statistical System or SAMRASS database was established in 1988 after the Department of Mineral Resources revisited the entire system of accident ...

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Vedanta Zinc suspends mining at South Africa's Gamsberg ...

Nov 18, 2020  Vedanta Zinc International (VZI), 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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As Many As 100 Feared Dead in Gold Mine Accident

ORKNEY, South Africa (AP) _ An elevator in a gold mine fell 1,500 feet to the bottom of a mine shaft, killing as many as 100 people, mine officials and the government said today. The elevator dropped down the shaft late Wednesday after a locomotive fell on it, and was lying at the bottom of the shaft 1 1/2 miles underground, said Dick Fisher, regional general manager of the Vaal Reefs mining ...

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

May 01, 2019  South Africa: Hundreds of miners trapped underground after accident. Some 1,800 workers may have to exit via a shaft 4km (2.5 miles) away of if

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Coalbrook mining disaster - Wikipedia

The Coalbrook mining disaster is the worst mining accident in the history of South Africa. The disaster occurred in the Coalbrook coal mine of Clydesdale Colliery on 21 January 1960 at around 19:00 when approximately 900 pillars caved in, almost 180 metres underground. The mine is situated in the Northern Free State, 21 km south west of Vereeniging. About 1,000 miners were in the mine at the time and 437 died after being trapped, while the rest escaped through an incline shaft. The miners were suffocated by

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Vedanta Zinc reports casualty at Gamsberg mine in South Africa

Nov 23, 2020  All mining-related operations at the South African mine have been suspended since the accident. The mine is located nearly 30km from Black Mountain Mining (BMM) in the Northern Cape province. Vedanta Zinc holds a 69.6% stake in the Gamsberg mine where it is partnered by Exxaro Resources (24.4%) and the Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP) holds ...

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Kinross Mine Disaster 1986 - Mining Accident Database

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).

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SOUTH AFRICA: ORKNEY: GOLD MINE ACCIDENT 56 BODIES ...

Dec 05, 1995  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. By late Friday, searchers working 2,300 metres (1.4 miles) underground had pulled more than ...

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

May 12, 1995  More than 100 miners were believed to have died Wednesday night in one of South Africa's largest gold mines when the cables controlling an

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Mining accident - Wikipedia

The Bulli Mine Disaster of 23 March 1887 involved a gas explosion in the mine that killed 81 men and boys, leaving 50 women widows and 150 children without fathers. The Mount Kembla Mine Disaster of 31 July 1902 was an explosion resulting in the death of 96 miners, including two engaged in rescue work. It remains the worst mining disaster in Australian history. A coal dust explosion at the Mount Mulligan mine on 19 September 1921 killed 75 or 76 workers.

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As Many As 100 Feared Dead in Gold Mine Accident

ORKNEY, South Africa (AP) _ An elevator in a gold mine fell 1,500 feet to the bottom of a mine shaft, killing as many as 100 people, mine officials and the government said today. The elevator dropped down the shaft late Wednesday after a locomotive fell on it, and was lying at the bottom of the shaft 1 1/2 miles underground, said Dick Fisher, regional general manager of the Vaal Reefs mining ...

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Platreef says two dead, one missing and one hurt in mine ...

Sep 15, 2020  Ivanhoe Mines spokesperson Bill Trenaman said the accident occurred in shaft 1 at the Platreef palladium-platinum-nickel-copper-rhodium-gold mine development project in

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Ivanhoe Mines confirms third death from falling bucket in ...

Sep 18, 2020  VANCOUVER - Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. is confirming a third death after an underground accident Monday at its Platreef mine development project in South Africa.

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950 gold miners trapped underground in South Africa The ...

Feb 02, 2018  950 gold miners trapped underground in South Africa . by Béatrice DEBUT/AFP. About 950 gold miners were stuck underground in South Africa on Thursday after a power cut, the mine's

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Vedanta Zinc reports casualty at Gamsberg mine in South Africa

Nov 23, 2020  All mining-related operations at the South African mine have been suspended since the accident. The mine is located nearly 30km from Black Mountain Mining (BMM) in the Northern Cape province. Vedanta Zinc holds a 69.6% stake in the Gamsberg mine where it is partnered by Exxaro Resources (24.4%) and the Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP) holds ...

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SOUTH AFRICA: ORKNEY: GOLD MINE ACCIDENT: 100 MINERS ...

Jul 21, 2015  English/NatRescue workers began the grim task of hoisting the bodies of gold miners killed in an accident Wednesday night in Orkney, South Africa. At least 1...

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Locomotive crushes 105 gold miners - The Independent

Oct 23, 2011  Rescue teams toiled more than a mile underground yesterday to recover the bodies of 105 miners crushed to death by a runaway locomotive in South Africa's worst mining disaster for

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SOUTH AFRICA: ORKNEY: GOLD MINE ACCIDENT UPDATE -

Jul 21, 2015  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. They died on W...

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South Africa: Harmony Mine Engineering Staffer Killed in ...

South Africa: Harmony Mine Engineering Staffer Killed in Accident. ... On May 7, an employee was killed in a mining-related accident at the company's Bambanani mine also in the Free State.

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South African mine deaths rise after years of improving ...

South Africa’s fatality frequency rate - a ratio of deaths per million hours worked - fell to 0.08 in 2015 from 0.3 in 2003. That remains higher than other mining jurisdictions such as Australia ...

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Worst Mining Disasters In South Africa - Images All ...

Dec 28, 2018  Worst Mining Disasters In South Africa December 28, 2018 Jarwato Disaster Worst mining accidents brazil s brumadinho mining disaster flooding in mozambique from cyclone mine fatalities at record low the world s worst coal mining disasters

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Vedanta Zinc International provides ... - Mining Technology

Nov 23, 2020  Located in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, VZI own 69.6% of the Gamsberg mine with 24.4% owned by Exxaro Resources. The remaining 6% is owned by the Employee Share Ownership Plan. The mine is located about 30km from Black Mountain Mining in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

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Vedanta Zinc suspends mining at South Africa's Gamsberg ...

Nov 18, 2020  Vedanta Zinc International, a unit of Vedanta Ltd , has suspended all mining-related activities at its Gamsberg zinc mine in South Africa

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41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

The annual death toll from accidents on South African mines fluctuates around 800. The figure for i960 was close to 1,400 because of the Coalbrook disaster of January 21. In Britain the number of deaths from mining accidents seldom exceeds 200 a year. In 19^6, the last year for which we have detailed figures,

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Vedanta Zinc suspends mining at South Africa's Gamsberg ...

Nov 18, 2020  Vedanta Zinc International, a unit of Vedanta Ltd , has suspended all mining-related activities at its Gamsberg zinc mine in South Africa

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Two Ivanhoe Mines workers die in accident at South Africa ...

Sep 15, 2020  Ivanhoe Mines (OTCQX:IVPAF) says at least two people have been killed in an accident at its Platreef mine development project in South Africa.; The company says a "kibble bucket" commonly used to ...

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Vedanta Zinc International provides ... - Mining Technology

Nov 23, 2020  Located in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, VZI own 69.6% of the Gamsberg mine with 24.4% owned by Exxaro Resources. The remaining 6% is owned by the Employee Share Ownership Plan. The mine is located about 30km from Black Mountain Mining in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

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Locomotive crushes 105 gold miners - The Independent

Oct 23, 2011  Rescue teams toiled more than a mile underground yesterday to recover the bodies of 105 miners crushed to death by a runaway locomotive in South Africa's worst mining disaster for

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Mining accidents

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A mining company in South Africa says seven workers died and six were rescued after an earth tremor caused a rock fall at a gold mine. The Sibanye-Stillwater company said Saturday that 13 miners had been trapped at the Masakhane mine in Driefontein after the 2.2-magnitude quake on Thursday.

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South African mine deaths rise after years of improving ...

South Africa’s fatality frequency rate - a ratio of deaths per million hours worked - fell to 0.08 in 2015 from 0.3 in 2003. That remains higher than other mining jurisdictions such as Australia ...

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41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

The annual death toll from accidents on South African mines fluctuates around 800. The figure for i960 was close to 1,400 because of the Coalbrook disaster of January 21. In Britain the number of deaths from mining accidents seldom exceeds 200 a year. In 19^6, the last year for which we have detailed figures,

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ESTIMATING THE CONTINUOUS RISK OF ACCIDENTS

Table 1 shows the statistics of accidents in the mining industry in South Africa in nd 2011 a 2012. A fatality rate and injury rate is included in the table, which indicates the rate of

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The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters - ThoughtCo

Mar 05, 2019  Coalbrook, South Africa . The biggest mine disaster in South African history was also one of the deadliest in the world. On Jan. 21, 1960, a rock fall in a section of the mine trapped 437 miners. Of those casualties, 417 succumbed to methane poisoning.

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Minister Gwede Mantashe: 2019 Mine Health and Safety ...

Jan 24, 2020  Mining in South Africa offers excellent economic opportunities. It must always be done in a responsible manner. Every mine employer must provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of employees and all those that may be directly affected by the activities of mining.

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

More than 170 mineworkers are killed at Kinross Mine, South Africa. 16 September 1986. References. Anon. (1995) 'Mine disaster pushes safety to top of political agenda' [online] Available at: mg.co [Accessed 6 September 2010]

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Mining fatalities in South Africa at record low as ...

Jan 24, 2020  South Africa’s mining death toll reached an all-time low in 2019 with 51 fatalities. The country’s Department of Mineral Resources has published statistics showing annual deaths have fallen from 81 in 2018.. There were 19 deaths each in platinum and gold extraction, seven deaths in coal extraction, and six across all other forms of mining in the country.

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South Africa: Ivanhoe Mines Reports Fatal Accident at the ...

Ivanplats and Ivanhoe Mines report that a fatal accident has occurred in Shaft 1 at the Platreef palladium-platinum-nickel-copper-rhodium-gold mine development project on the Northern Limb of South Africa's Bushveld Complex. Preliminary information indicates that the accident occurred as a result of a kibble bucket falling down Shaft 1 and striking the northern side of the working platform ...

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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.

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