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Woman falls down illegal gold mine
Woman falls down illegal gold mineA 51-year-old woman sustained serious injuries this morning after she fell down an illegal goldmine on a plantation near the White River Sabie Road, 60 Kilometres outside of Nelspruit. ER24 paramedics, as well as SAPS Search and Rescue, were alerted to the incident and immediately responded to the plantation. Once on scene, ER24 paramedics were shown to the illegal mine shaft where the woman had fallen into. ER24 paramedics and SAPS began setting up their specialised rescue equipment that they would use to lower a paramedic down the 15 metre shaft. Once lowered into the shaft, they found the patient lying on her back in a serious condition. Assessments showed that the patient had sustained serious injuries and fractures to both her upper and lower legs. Paramedics treated the patient and provided her with advanced life support treatment. Once the patient was stabilise, she wa
Live fire suppression demonstrations are an overwhelming success
Live fire suppression demonstrations are an overwhelming successThe event, hosted at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Kloppersbos facility, approximately 40 km north of Pretoria, proved to be an overwhelming success – with more than 140 attendees present – officially the highest attendance ever recorded at the fire and explos
Safest year for SA mine industry - minister
Safest year for SA mine industry - ministerSouth Africa's mines minister on Tuesday hailed 2014 as the "safest year" in the history of an industry that has claimed a huge toll in mostly black lives over the past century. "There has been a reduction of about 86% in fatalities from 615 in 1993 to 84 in 2014, which is the
LONMIN PLC – Release of Report into Marikana Tragedy
LONMIN PLC – Release of Report into Marikana TragedyLonmin Plc (“Lonmin” or “the Company”) would like to update the market on the release yesterday evening of the report by the Marikana Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of striking mineworkers and others at Lonmin’s Marikana mine in August 2012. The Pres
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