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SA's deadliest mine disasters in numbers The Daily Vox

Jun 10, 2016 Collapses, explosions and strikes have caused the worst mining disasters over the years. From Coalbrook mine to Marikana, MBALI ZWANE lists the deadliest mine accidents in South African history. South Africa's gold companies are already mining at the world's deepest depths, with Gold Fields digging 

Over 100 Gold Miners Killed in South African Accident The New

May 12, 1995 Mining officials say some 69,000 mine workers, most them black, have been killed in industrial accidents since 1911. Between 600 and 900 miners are killed and 15,000 badly injured each year in South African mines. The National Union of Mineworkers, the country's largest black labor union, has 

SOUTH AFRICA: ORKNEY: GOLD MINE ACCIDENT 56 BODIES

Searchers have now retrieved 56 bodies from the wreckage of a gold mine accident in Orkney, South Africa. The mine's owners, Anglo American, said noone had survived the disaster and the country's most powerful union has accused them of gross negligence. By late Friday, searchers working 2,300 metres (1.4 miles) 

The world's worst mining disasters Mining Technology

Sep 9, 2012 On 10 August, 2012, rock drill operators at the Marikana Platinum mine in the North West province of South Africa threw down their tools in protest about wages. The strike spiralled into clashes between two rival unions – the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Association of Mineworkers and 

More than 170 mineworkers are killed at Kinross Mine, South Africa

Jul 28, 2016 On 16 September 1986, 177 mineworkers were killed at Kinross Mine in one of South Africa's worst mine disasters since 1946. An acetylene tank sparked flames that swept through the mining tunnel igniting plastic covering on the wiring. The flames also set fire to polyurethane foam that is used to keep 

'There was no happy ending 50 years ago' IOL News

Oct 14, 2010 The events unfolding in Chile have recalled painful memories for an Umhlanga woman whose late husband was part of a rescue team in a South African mine disaster in 1960. There was no happy ending 50 years ago, and 435 miners died. The Coalbrook Mine Disaster, near burg in the Free State, 

Disclosure responses to mining accidents: South African evidence

This study examines safety disclosures in the annual reports, sustainability reports, and reactive corporate press releases of South African mining organisations following two major mining accidents occurring at Harmony Gold and Gold Fields' mines. Results show that organisations react to perceived legitimacy threats 

death in south african mines South African History Online

gold mines since the beginning of the century. Untold others have died from septicaemia and other diseases contracted as a result of accidental injury. Many more have lost limbs or eyes, or have been otherwise disabled. The annual death toll from accidents on South African mines fluctuates around 800. The figure for i960 

950 gold miners trapped underground in South Africa The Citizen

Feb 2, 2018 About 950 gold miners were stuck underground in South Africa on Thursday after a power cut, the mine's owner said, though the workers were not corporations like SibanyeStillwater which should be industry leaders in creating a safety culture are doing far too little to prevent accidents," the union said in 

SOUTH AFRICA: ORKNEY: GOLD MINE ACCIDENT 56 BODIES

Searchers have now retrieved 56 bodies from the wreckage of a gold mine accident in Orkney, South Africa. The mine's owners, Anglo American, said noone had survived the disaster and the country's most powerful union has accused them of gross negligence. By late Friday, searchers working 2,300 metres (1.4 miles) 

Mining disasters in South Africa: the Rovic Diamond Mine disaster

Med Law. 200322(1):1128. Mining disasters in South Africa: the Rovic Diamond Mine disaster and the criminal liability of the mine authorities. Oosthuizen H(1). Author information: (1)Department of Criminal and Medical Law, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa. The South African economy 

Twelve die in South African gold mine disaster World Socialist Web

May 10, 2001 Twelve mineworkers were killed in an explosion at the Beatrix gold mine on Tuesday May 8, in South Africa's worst mining disaster in two years.

South African Mining Disaster (1960) YouTube

Apr 13, 2014 South Africa. Various shots of crowds strolling along a suburban road after having visited the Coalbrook Colliery where four hundred miners died. GV. Angle s

South Africa gold mine: All 955 trapped workers freed BBC News

Feb 2, 2018 The South African workers had been stuck since Wednesday, when a power cut stopped the lifts.

Coalbrook, 21 Jan 1960 Chamber of Mines South Africa

Jan 21, 2016 The Clydesdale Coalbrook North colliery loed near what is today burg, was at the time lauded as a highly productive and significant coal mine for its longevity in operation. Indeed, this tragedy is recognised as the worst mining disaster in the history of South Africa and ranks in the top 10 worst 

Lily mine disaster: tears, fears, and prayers (video) Times LIVE

Feb 14, 2016 An inquest later found that the disaster was caused by poor ventilation and poor standards of airborne dust. 2,000 tons of rock moved in one night. The rescue operation at Lily mine is being run by Mine Rescue Services South Africa, a nonprofit organisation that works primarily in the mining sector.

Mining disasters and rescues Health24

Feb 24, 2015 483 men and boys were killed in the worst Welsh coal mining disaster on 14 October 1913 at Senghenydd. A coal dust explosion was the cause of the tragedy. On 1 January 1960, 435 miners died in a mining disaster at Coalbrook in South Africa. Rock falls and methane poisoning were to blame. In Wankie 

mining deaths Mail & Guardian

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Three missing, 87 rescued after South Africa mine collapse Reuters

Feb 5, 2016 Almost 90 miners were rescued and three other workers were missing after a cavein at a gold mine in the northeast of South Africa on Friday, mine owner Vantage Goldfields (VTGFF.PK) said.

Coalbrook mining disaster Wikipedia

The worst mining disaster in South Africa occurred in the Coalbrook coal mine of Clydesdale Colliery on 21 January 1960 at around 19:00 when the cave in occurred about 180 metres underground. About 1 000 miners were in the mine at the time and 435 died after being trapped the rest escaped from an incline shaft.

Nearly 1,000 Miners Trapped in South African Gold Mine

A thunderstorm is being blamed for failures that trapped miners 3,000 feet below the surface. By David Grossman. Feb 1, 2018. Beatrix south africa gold mine. SibanyeStillwater. A powerful storm has left nearly 1,000 people trapped in a mine in central South Africa. Mining officials are currently able to send food and water 

South Africa gold mine collapse traps more than 100 people

Feb 5, 2016 Nearly 80 trapped miners were brought to the surfance after the collapse at a gold mine in northeast of the country. South Africa's mines are the deepest and among the most dangerous in the world. Fatalities in the Last year, 77 workers were killed in mining accidents, the lowest number on record.

The case for a public inquiry into the Lily mine disaster News24

Sep 16, 2016 The Lily Vantage Gold Mine Disaster: 5th February 2016 South Africa: The case for an urgent Public Inquiry. 1. Introduction. When a mining accident happens, it is not a private matter but one of public interest. In South Africa by 2012, more than 6800 (by now more than 7000) mineworkers died on our 

death in south african mines South African History Online

gold mines since the beginning of the century. Untold others have died from septicaemia and other diseases contracted as a result of accidental injury. Many more have lost limbs or eyes, or have been otherwise disabled. The annual death toll from accidents on South African mines fluctuates around 800. The figure for i960 

IN PICTURES: Langlaagte illegal mining disaster eNCA

IN PICTURES: Langlaagte illegal mining disaster. South Africa Monday 12 September 2016 1:06pm. Video thumbnail. JOHANNESBURG, 12 September 2016 Illegal miners have pleaded with police to allow them to go underground to rescue the trapped zama zamas​. Video: eNCA. JOHANNESBURG, 12 September 

SA's deadliest mine disasters in numbers The Daily Vox

Jun 10, 2016 Collapses, explosions and strikes have caused the worst mining disasters over the years. From Coalbrook mine to Marikana, MBALI ZWANE lists the deadliest mine accidents in South African history. South Africa's gold companies are already mining at the world's deepest depths, with Gold Fields digging 

Mine Fatalities in South Africa Rise First Time in Decade Bloomberg

Dec 7, 2017 For the first time in almost a decade, more people are dying in South African mines, the world's deepest and among the most dangerous. While injuries from falling rocks are decreasing, accidents related to seismic activity and rockbursts where rock under pressure explodes are on the rise, Russell 

The case for a public inquiry into the Lily mine disaster News24

Sep 16, 2016 The Lily Vantage Gold Mine Disaster: 5th February 2016 South Africa: The case for an urgent Public Inquiry. 1. Introduction. When a mining accident happens, it is not a private matter but one of public interest. In South Africa by 2012, more than 6800 (by now more than 7000) mineworkers died on our