Five miners killed in fire at South African copper mine ...

Jul 15, 2018· South Africa is not a major copper producer and most fatal accidents occur in its deep-level gold and platinum mines. Reporting by Ed Stoddard; Editing by …

Virtual reality for mine safety training in South Africa

The Journal of The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy JULY 2001 209 Introduction The need for improved worker safety training programmes, as a means to reduce accidents in South African mines, is being emphasized by all industry stakeholders and driven by legislation1. Accident statistics (cf. Table I)

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 …

Minerals | Statistics South Africa

After growing by 3,1% in the fourth quarter of 2017, the South Africa economy wobbled in the first quarter of 2018, shrinking by 2,2% quarter-on-quarter (seasonally adjusted and annualised). Agriculture, mining and manufacturing were the main contributors to the slowdown, with the electricity, construction and trade industries also recording ...

Mineral Resources releases 2018 Mine Health and Safety ...

Mar 01, 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.

Occupational safety and health country profile: South Africa

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.).

Mining fatalities in South Africa at record low as ...

Jan 24, 2020· South Africa's mining death toll reached an all-time low in 2019 with 51 fatalities. The country's Department of Mineral Resources has published statistics showing annual deaths have fallen from 81 in 2018.. There were 19 deaths each in platinum and gold extraction, seven deaths in coal extraction, and six across all other forms of mining in the country.

Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines ...

TABLE 2 Accident data published in DMEA Annual Report (1990) for all South African mines (surface and underground employees ) Class of mine Year Deaths Death Injuries Injury rate rate All mines 1989 735 1988 674 Gold mines 1989 549 1988 510 Coal mines 1989 54 1988 53 0.99 10097 13.63 0.91 11357 15.38 1.06 8561 16.46 0.97 9576 18.14 0.52 361 3 ...

Mine Fatalities in South Africa Rise First Time in Decade ...

Dec 08, 2017· Operators in South Africa still use labor-intensive mining methods such as hand drilling. Miners could reduce fatalities -- and increase profit margins -- by automating their operations.

MSHA - Mining Industry Accident, Injuries, Employment, and ...

Data reported by operators of mining establishments concerning work injuries are summarized by work location, accident classification, part of body injured, nature of injury, and occupation. Related information on employment, worktime, and operating activity also is presented.

Fatality figures falling each year as South African mining ...

As the yearly recorded number of mining injuries and fatalities in South Africa continues to decrease, albeit at a slower pace in 2016 than in previous years, the focus of the industry shifts once ...

South Africa announces 10% drop in mining deaths in 2018

Mar 01, 2019· 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.

Death Toll in South African Mining Accident Rises to 7 ...

A mining company in South Africa said Saturday that seven workers had died and six had been rescued after an earth tremor caused a rock fall at a gold mine. The Sibanye-Stillwater company said 13 ...

Mining Safety | Mining Safety in South Africa

The deaths of many illegal mineworkers however also raised concerns about the dangers of illegal mining as well as wider concerns over the mining health and safety standards for South African mining In 2008, the total fatality figure amounted to 168 workers, and a safety audit showed mine safety compliance in South Africa was below target at ...

Home - Minerals Council South Africa

The Minerals Council South Africa announced the publication of its Integrated Annual Review and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2019 at its 130th annual general meeting (AGM) today. 2019 Highlights. The mining sector contributed R360.9 billion to GDP in 2019.

WHO | The high burden of injuries in South Africa

The high burden of injuries in South Africa Rosana Norman a, Richard Matzopoulos b, Pam Groenewald a, Debbie Bradshaw a Introduction. International recognition of and assistance for injury control efforts are well below the levels directed at other health problems, particularly in developing countries. 1, 2 A lack of reliable statistics has largely hidden the health and development impacts of ...

Death toll in Masakhane mine accident rises to seven

The death toll as a result of seismic events at Sibanye-Stillwater's Masakhane mine in Driefontein near Carletonville on the West Rand has risen to seven‚ the company confirmed on Saturday.

The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters - ThoughtCo

The cause was most likely a methane explosion that ignited coal dust. The death toll was 439, making it the most deadly mine accident in the UK. This was the worst of a spate of mine disasters in Wales that occurred during a period of poor mine safety from 1850 to 1930. On June 25, 1894, 290 died at the Albion Colliery in Cilfynydd, Glamorgan ...

Facts and figures - Minerals Council South Africa

03 February, 2020 Facts and Figures 2019 pocketbook . Mining plays a significant role in the economy of our nation. It is therefore important for data on our industry to be freely available so that stakeholders can understand how our industry is performing.

58 mine workers died in 2018, says mining industry

Fifty-eight - that is the number of workers who have died in South African mines to date this year compared with 51 during the same period in 2017. 58 mine workers died in 2018, says mining ...

Analysis: 77 mining fatalities in 2015

Jan 29, 2016· Deaths in the mining sector continue to reduce, with a record-low 77 fatalities reported in 2015. That is 8% lower than the 84 deaths in 2014, said Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane on ...

South African mine deaths rise after years of improving safety

Aug 31, 2016· PHUTHADITJHABA, South Africa (Reuters) - Pakiso Matsemela recalls the day he lost the use of his legs, joining the long casualty list of a South African mining industry whose accident rate is ...

The dangers of mining around the world - BBC News

Oct 14, 2010· In Chile, 34 people have died every year on average in mining accidents since 2000. Smaller mines in the north of the country are widely seen as the most dangerous.

Analysis of 2018 Mine Health and Safety Statistics

Apr 26, 2019· Overall, the statistics reveal that there has been a slight decrease in fatalities and injuries across mines in South Africa. We provide the actual statistics published by the DMR at the end of this article. The highlights from the statistics are: Fatalities. 81 fatalities were reported for 2018

35: SA on track for lowest number of fatalities in ...

Oct 03, 2019· With only three months remaining in 2019, South Africa's mining industry is on track to achieve the lowest number of fatalities in recorded history – having recorded 35 fatalities for 2019, as at 23 September 2019 – a marked improvement on the 81 fatalities suffered in 2018.

Mining Safety | Mining Health and Safety Legislation in ...

Any power failure occurring in the underground workings of a mine, which poses a significant risk to the health, or safety of persons at a mine. f) FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS Any ignition or explosion of gas or dust, or any fire related to mining activities or any indication or recrudescence of fire or spontaneous combustion at or in a mine.

Minister Gwede Mantashe: 2019 Mine Health and Safety ...

Jan 24, 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.

Illegal Mining | The Mail & Guardian - Africa's Best Read

In a poll by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, based at Oxford University, the Mail & Guardian emerged as the most trusted weekly publication in South Africa