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

    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

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    South African Mine fatalities at a ... - Mining Review Africa

    Jan 27, 2020  2019 Had the lowest number of mining fatalities on record in South Africa with 51 deaths reported. This is according to the 2019 mining health and safety statistics released by Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede

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    Dramatic decline in SA mine deaths highlights changing...

    Sep 29, 2019  South Africa’s mining industry (knock on a support pillar of wood) looks set to have by far its safest year yet. If the current rate is maintained, the number of deaths in 2019 will almost halve ...

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

    Nov 01, 1991  ''Provisional. 183 parisons with gold mining elsewhere. This argument ignores the observation that depth affects only the rockburst fatality rate and does not appear to affect the rockfall fatality rate. In respect to coal mining methods, South African coal mining is a mixture of in-seam, room-and-pillar and longwall methods.

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    Fatalities at South Africa's mines drop

    Jan 27, 2015  Overall, fatality rates improved 72% to 0.09 in 2013 from 0.32 in 2003. Australia, Canada and the US recorded a combined improvement rate of 29% to a rate of 0.05 in 2013 from 0.07 in 2003, Mining Weekly Online reported. Injuries in South Africa fell from 8

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    Mineral Resources releases 2018 Mine Health and Safety ...

    Mar 01, 2019  South Africa, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), Solidarity, UASA and the South African Institute of Rock Engineers. Monitoring and enforcing compliance with the law. In November 2018 we issued two directives to the South African Mining Industry.

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    An Introduction to South African Accident Statistics

    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 the most dangerous industries and jobs.

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    South Africa's Mining Industry - South African Market Insights

    We take a look at a few highlights/low lights of South Africa's mining industry as published by Statistics South Africa Exactly a week after delegates closed the 26 th Investing in African Mining Indaba, Stats SA released data on the performance of the mining industry in 2019. The level of production was 1,3% lower in 2019 than 2018, which in turn was 2,1% lower than 2017.

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    Mining: a brief history Statistics South Africa

    Of course, mining is not the only industry that contributes to the South African economy. A different animal was the South African economy in 1980 compared with the economy we have now, as shown in the graphic below. Manufacturing was the largest industry in 1980, falling to fourth place in 2016. Mining was the second most influential industry ...

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

    Nov 01, 1991  ''Provisional. 183 parisons with gold mining elsewhere. This argument ignores the observation that depth affects only the rockburst fatality rate and does not appear to affect the rockfall fatality rate. In respect to coal mining methods, South African coal mining is a mixture of in-seam, room-and-pillar and longwall methods.

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    Mining deaths decline SAnews - SAnews South African ...

    Jan 28, 2016  Minister Zwane said South Africa’s mining sector is now comparing favourably in terms of the fatality rates in other countries such as the United States and Canada. General and ground fall accidents have in the past been major contributors to fatalities in the sector.

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    fatality rates statistics in the mines in south africa

    Fatal Occupational Injuries Among South African Miners - Trends In recent decades, the mining fatality rates both in South Africa and other mining nations have been on the decline.

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    South Africa announces 10% drop in mining deaths in 2018

    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.

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

    Dec 07, 2017  There were 81 fatalities from January through November, according to data from the Chamber of Mines, an industry lobby group. Harmony Gold Mining Co. reported a death at its Tshepong Mine Thursday ...

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    South Africa’s mines are becoming safer — 2019 coul...

    In 2016, 73 miners were killed working in South Africa’s mining sector, or about 1.4 a week. That underscores the dangerous nature of the industry in South Africa

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    Mine Accidents and Disasters Department of Mineral Resources

    The worst mining disasters in the South African mining industry are listed below: 435 Miners lost their lives on 21 January 1960 at Coalbrook North Colliery situated near Sasolburg, Free State.A complete underground mine area collapse was caused by the disintegration of underground pillars supporting the tunnel roofs.

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    South Africa Mining Production 1981-2020 Data 2021 ...

    Mining production in South Africa rose 0.1% from a year earlier in December of 2020, following a downwardly revised 9.4% slump in the prior month and surprising markets that expected an 8% decline. It was the first increase in mining activity after nine consecutive months of decline. Main positive contributions came from the production of manganese ore (32.5% vs -12.7% in

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    fatality rates statistics in the mines in south africa

    The death toll from mining accidents was 270 deaths in 2003 128 people were killed in mines in South Africa This was our best safety year since 2003 said Bheki Sibiya the new CEO of the Chamber of Mines which represents 80 of all mining companies in SA The 24 reduction is the biggest year-on-year decrease since the 2003 agreement...

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    Fatality Reports Mine Safety and Health Administration ...

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    Safety in South African industry: An analysis of accident ...

    Fatality rates published by the factory inspectorate from 1962 until 1982 (when publication of incidence data stopped) show that the fatality rate in manufacturing has not declined significantly. Analysis of manufacturing sub-sectors shows that in most the fatality rate either remained static or, in fact, deteriorated.

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    58 mine workers died in 2018, says mining industry

    Aug 17, 2018  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 ...

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    Occupational injuries and fatalities in copper mining in ...

    Discussion. For underground copper mining, we found a fatality frequency rate of 111/100 000 employee years, which is higher than estimated from reports for year 2007 in underground metalliferous mining in USA (64/100 000 employee years) and Australia (25/100 000 employee years) and for underground/surface metalliferous mining in South Africa (50/100 000

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    Scientists weigh in on Africa's low COVID-19 fatality rates

    Dec 28, 2020  BBC Africa reporter Andrew Harding speculates on the reasons why Africa's overall COVID-19 fatality rates have been so low compared to the rest of the world. Living on Earth December 28, 2020 4 ...

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    41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

    The annual death toll from accidents on South African mines fluctuates around 800. The figure for i960 was close to 1,400 because of the Coalbrook disaster of January 21. In Britain the number of deaths from mining accidents seldom exceeds 200 a year. In 19^6, the last year for which we have detailed figures,

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    Why Aren't Fatality Rates in South African Mining Falling ...

    South Africa recorded 285 mining fatalities in the year 2000, by 2018 this number had fallen to 81. Despite the improvement, 81 fatalities remains an awfully high figure. The United States recorded 27 fatalities in 2018, Australia just 2. While direct comparisons are contestable, the overwhelming gap is undeniable no matter how we split the ...

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    South African mine deaths rise after years of improving ...

    South Africa’s fatality frequency rate - a ratio of deaths per million hours worked - fell to 0.08 in 2015 from 0.3 in 2003. That remains higher than other mining jurisdictions such as Australia ...

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    Fatality numbers in South Africa’s mining industry keep ...

    Nov 20, 2017  Fatality numbers in South Africa’s mining industry keep climbing. Nov 20, 2017. 0. views. Harmony Gold has announced a fatal injury at one of its South Africa-based deep level gold mines. This sees the country's fatal injury rate continue to steadily increase.

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    DMR: Marginal improvement in SA mining health safety stats

    Jan 28, 2016  DMR mining minister Mosebenzi Zwane. The Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR) minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Thursday announced South Africa’s 2015 mining health and safety statistics which were an improvement on 2014, but only marginally.. 77 fatalities were reported in 2015, compared to 84 in 2014.

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    58 mine workers died in 2018, says mining industry

    Aug 17, 2018  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 ...

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    17* Rock-Related Accidents, Investigations and Inquiries ...

    decline in accidents in the South African mining industry, both in fatality rates and injury per thousand workers, the health and safety situation is still far from being satisfactory. Table 5 Type of accidents ui South African mines, 1999 Type of accident Rock-related Machinery Transport Electricity Fires Explosives Subsidence /caving Heal

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    Occupational injuries and fatalities in copper mining in ...

    Discussion. For underground copper mining, we found a fatality frequency rate of 111/100 000 employee years, which is higher than estimated from reports for year 2007 in underground metalliferous mining in USA (64/100 000 employee years) and Australia (25/100 000 employee years) and for underground/surface metalliferous mining in South Africa (50/100 000

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    Over 100 Gold Miners Killed in South African Accident ...

    May 12, 1995  Last week, the Government received a report on safety in the mining industry. Because of their great depth, South Africa's mines have long been considered highly dangerous, even as industry ...

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    #MiningIndaba: Working together can re-energise SA mining ...

    CAPE TOWN – There are 10 imperatives that South African government, business, and labor must prioritise if they are to overcome ongoing challenges in the mining industry such as subdued demand, high fatality rates, and policy uncertainty, according

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    South Africa could do more for miners, says ILO mining ...

    Aug 24, 2012  “The drop in fatality rates clearly shows that significant efforts have been made to improve the safety of South African mines, but a lot remains to be done in order to create a much-needed preventive safety and health culture in every single mine and for South Africa to attain the goal of zero fatality,” said Hahn.

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    A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

    Today, the mining industry remains one of the biggest contributors to the country’s economy with an estimated worth of R20.3 trillion (US$2.5 trillion). It is the world’s fifth largest mining sector in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), contributing eight percent to South Africa

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    The Impact Of Covid-19 On The Mining Sector - Africa

    South African miner Sibanye-Stillwater’s share price has lost over 60% in the past four weeks while Impala Platinum has lost a similar percentage, and Anglo American is down by as much as 40%. Covid-19 shakes mining sector The response to the pandemic from governments and markets has shaken the mining industry.

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    Mining Health and Safety in South Africa The African ...

    A paramount concern within the South African mining industry is the rising infection of Tuberculosis and other diseases. Continual exposure to silica dust in mine shafts has resulted in a high prevalence of silicosis. ... The 24 per cent reduction in fatalities and 28 per cent reduction in fatality rates are the biggest improvements in safety ...

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