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
Rio-Carb repositions itself as a total wear-solutions provider View
Call for mining industry to update its refrigerant systems View
SEW-EURODRIVE supplies MOVITRANS Contactless Energy Transfer system to Sasol Wax View
Rope access enhances cost-effectiveness of NDT inspection View
Chains and sprockets for bulk materials handling, cement applications View
MIP Process Technologies supplies equipment to global iron-ore giant View
Bobcat Equipment SA launches pothole-busting Pavijet MG7 paver View
Wirtgen Group at Steinexpo 2017 with world premiere from Kleemann View
Carrier Launches AquaEdgeTM 19DV Centrifugal Chiller With Green Refrigerant View
Data and digitisation spur on innovation in the mining industry 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
  • Rio-Carb repositions itself as a to
  • Call for mining industry to update
  • SEW-EURODRIVE supplies MOVITRANS Co
  • Rope access enhances cost-effective
  • Chains and sprockets for bulk mater
  • MIP Process Technologies supplies e
  • Bobcat Equipment SA launches pothol
  • Wirtgen Group at Steinexpo 2017 wit
  • Carrier Launches AquaEdgeTM 19DV Ce
  • Data and digitisation spur on innov
  •        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