HOME MINING NEWS BLOG DOWNLOADS TRAINING PARTNERS LEGAL MINING LAWS ABOUT US CONTACT US
(GMT +2)
 
Mining News
South Africa: Platinum mine deaths raise alarm
20 June 2012
South Africa: Platinum mine deaths raise alarm
The total number of deaths as a result of mine accidents during the first five months of the year came to 48‚ presumably because of a 29% increase in deaths on platinum mines‚ says trade union Solidarity. 
 
Advocate Paul Mardon‚ head of Solidarity's occupational health and safety division‚ said 46 miners had died during the corresponding period in 2011. 
 
"While it is good news that the number of mine deaths on gold and coal mines dropped by 32% and 14% respectively during the first five months of the year‚ it is disturbing that the number of deaths on platinum mines has increased by 29% during this period‚" Mardon said. 
 
Mardon added that more than 75% of the fatal accidents reported in the first five months of 2012 occurred in North West Province‚ Gauteng and Limpopo. 
 
"In North West‚ 13 miners have already died this year‚ while 11 and 10 fatal accidents have been recorded in Gauteng and Limpopo respectively‚" Mardon said. 
 
Ground falls have contributed to 29% of the past five months’ mining fatalities. 
 
"General accidents‚ which among others include falling objects and gas explosions‚ contributed to 11 deaths‚" said Mardon.
 
Fin24
Archive
News ArticleView Article
Driving efficiency in the South African automotive industry View
Premium pays superior dividends View
Skyriders cements its relationship in the Northern Cape View
Three Decades of Experience Makes HAMM the World Leader in Oscillation Compaction View
Complete service solution for vehicle maintenance View
SEW-EURODRIVE SA supplies some of its largest drives ever to a Canadian mine View
I-CAT offers ‘green’ masterplan for licencing, auditing and monitoring View
SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa supplies MC Series IG units to Kazakhstan gold mine View
Glencore awards 36 months contract extension for Ctrack’s mining solution View
Energas Technologies appointed to design and supply fuel gas receiving package for Kpone in Ghana View
12345678910...
Our Partners
ArriveAlive ALCO-Safe
Moolmans PSA
 HSE Solutions
Ctrack Intelligent Solutions Breathalysers
Become a Partner Become a Partner
Links
Quick Links
News
  • Driving efficiency in the South Afr
  • Premium pays superior dividends
  • Skyriders cements its relationship
  • Three Decades of Experience Makes H
  • Complete service solution for vehic
  • SEW-EURODRIVE SA supplies some of i
  • I-CAT offers ‘green’ masterplan for
  • SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa supplies
  • Glencore awards 36 months contract
  • Energas Technologies appointed to d
  •        Articles
  • Recognize the importance of medical
  • Behavioural implications of alcohol
  • Johnson Controls launches P2000 X-R
  • Improving productivity in the minin
  • Digital Radio to improve mine safet
  • Breathalyser Testing with Lifeloc Q
  • Drug abuse in the workplace – a gro
  • Reporting Unsafe Conditions at Mine
  • Alco-Safe, Breathalysers and Safety
  • Mining regulations on Lifting Machi
  •        Mining Laws
  • Training
  • Downloads
  • Blog
  • About Us
  • Contact Us
  • Home  |   Contact  |   Browser  |   Disclaimer  |   Privacy Policy  |   CMS    
    © 2017 Mining Safety