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AngloGold Ashanti miner killed in rockfall
AngloGold Ashanti miner killed in rockfall A miner has been killed in an underground accident at Mponeng Mine in Carletonville, AngloGold Ashanti said on Saturday. "The [department of mineral resources] has been notified and an in loco inspection was carried out," it said in a statement. "In the meantime, management has stopped activities on the section where the incident occurred [on Friday]." The company extended its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the killed miner.   - SAPA
Harmony warns of safety risks posed by illegal mining
Harmony warns of safety risks posed by illegal mining Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited ('Harmony') advises that management has decided to take serious action to tackle illegal mining at its Kusasalethu mine. The initiative has been stepped up following the outbreak of a fire at the mine yesterday afternoon, which is believed to have been cause
Lonmin announces mining a year without any fatalities
Lonmin announces mining a year without any fatalities Platinum mining company Lonmin has gone a full year without a death at its operations, it said on Wednesday.   "This important safety milestone was reached on Monday 27 October 2014, the same day that the Lonmin mining operations clocked up six million fatality free shifts," s
China coal mine accident kills 16
China coal mine accident kills 16Sixteen workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, highlighting the poor safety standards in the world's biggest coal producing country.   The accident occurred in the regional capital of Uru
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