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South Africa announces 10% drop in mining deaths in 2018

The South African Department of Mineral Resources has announced statistics regarding the safety performance of the mining sector in 2018, which show a 10% decrease in fatalities compared to 2017. Total fatalities across all commodities fell year-on-year from 90 to 81, with improvements of 10% and 59% in coal and platinum sectors respectively.

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An Introduction to South African Accident Statistics

An Introduction to South African Accident Statistics Many workers have an intuitive feeling that work in South African factories and mines is dangerous. For a union wanting to take action over hazardous work, accident statistics can be very useful to help focus campaigns on the most dangerous industries and jobs. They are vital for analysing trends and for making comparisons with other

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Mineral Resources releases 2018 Mine Health and Safety

01/03/2019· Statement on the 2018 Mine Health and Safety Statistics, delivered by Chief Inspector of Mines, Mr David Msiza . Thank you for the opportunity to address you on the release of the 2018 occupational health and safety statistics for the mining industry. Health and safety remain integral to the long term sustainability of the sector. It is our firm view that mining is more than just about the

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Minerals Statistics South Africa

African Statistics Day 2017: 4 facts about our economy “Better lives with better economic statistics.” This is the theme for African Statistics Day 2017, taking place on 18 November. In celebration of this prestigious day, Stats SA explores the archives to find four facts on the South African economy that you might have missed.

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Mine Accidents and Disasters

Mine Accidents and Disasters

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Minister Gwede Mantashe: 2019 Mine Health and Safety

24/01/2020· 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. There should be a strong focus on the environment and on the interests of all

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Accident Statistics Arrive Alive South Africa

Accident Statistics 2003/2004; Accident Types; Age of Vehicle Population; Definitions and Notes; Fatal Crashes Jan Jul 2004; Fatal Road Traffic Accidents; Fatalities December 2002 ; General Statistics on Road Safety; How are Statistics Collected? Seatbelt Wearing Rates; Traffic Offence Monitoring. Road Safety in South Africa. Get There No Regrets; Transport Month 2009; Arrive Alive in South

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South Africa Mine Accident Statistics Sacma

1995: Vaal Reefs 104 fatalities in locomotive accident 1997: Hartebeestfontein 18 fatalities in a rockburst 1997: Deelkraal 10 fatalities in a rockburst 1999: Mponeng 19 fatalities in a methane ignition 2001: Beatrix 13 fatalities in methane explosion

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Mine Fatalities in South Africa Rise First Time in Decade

08/12/2017· South Africa has gone from being by far the deadliest place to work in a mine to ranking near rivals including the U.S. and Canada for fatality rates. Conditions have improved in

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Causes of Death Statistics South Africa

Mortality & Causes of Death, Perinatal deaths in South Africa, Living conditions survey (LCS), Thematic Health Report, South Africa Demographic and Health Survey: Rika du Plessis (Acting Chief Director)Health and Vital Statistics 012 310 2913.. [email protected]: Thabo Molebatsi(Director) 012 310 4857 060 997 8372 [email protected]

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Causes of Death Statistics South Africa

Mortality & Causes of Death, Perinatal deaths in South Africa, Living conditions survey (LCS), Thematic Health Report, South Africa Demographic and Health Survey: Rika du Plessis (Acting Chief Director)Health and Vital Statistics 012 310 2913.. [email protected]: Thabo Molebatsi(Director) 012 310 4857 060 997 8372 [email protected]

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Mine Fatalities in South Africa Rise First Time in Decade

07/12/2017· South Africa has gone from being by far the deadliest place to work in a mine to ranking near rivals including the U.S. and Canada for fatality rates. Conditions have improved in

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Mining Safety Mining Safety in South Africa

Mining Safety in South Africa: Introduction . 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. Facts and Data on Mining Deaths . In 2003, the mining sector

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Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines

South African mine accident statistics The largest proportion of miners in South Africa are employed in deep level gold mines. Thus it is not surprising that the majority of fatal accidents occur in this sector. The next most important mineral mined is coal. Table 1 gives a breakdown of the numbers employed and the numbers of fatalities in the major branches of the mining industry. It may be

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Mining accident Wikipedia

South Yubari Coal mine accident, May 1985, 62 fatalities. Bibai coal mine March 1941 accident, 177 fatalities. May 1944 accident, 109 fatalities. Honshu Uchigo coal mine caught fire accident in March 1927, 134 fatalities in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture; East Mizome coal mine seawater inflow accident in April 1915, 235 fatalities in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture; Chosei coal mine submerged cave

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The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters ThoughtCo

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. One of the problems was that there wasn't a drill capable of cutting a large enough hole for the men to escape. After the disaster, the country's mining authority

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More than 100 recorded deaths in South African mines

More than 100 recorded deaths in South African mines last year 19 January 2012: More than 100 people died in SA’s mines last year. The number represents an ongoing failure to meet the industry’s target of achieving “zero harm”, reiterated over the past decade. About 300000 people work in SA’s deep-level gold and platinum mines, where huge rock pressures add to mining’s other major

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The Most Common Accidents in the Mining Industry

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.

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Occupational safety and health country profile: South

International labour standards. NORMLEX. Ratification of ILO conventions. Database on international labour standards. Provides access to the latest information on ILO international labour standards on OSH (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.).

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Home Minerals Council South Africa

The Minerals Council South Africa is pleased to be able to note the partial resumption of mining activities since the amendment of the 16 April Disaster Management Act regulations, which will be reinforced by the switch to the Level 4 alert status announced by President Ramaphosa on 23 April.

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