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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

  • Mine deaths in South Africa rise for second consecutive ...

    Dec 06, 2021 · Deaths in South Africa mines, which include the world’s deepest gold and platinum operations, rose for a second consecutive year as worker safety deteriorated. The toll

  • South Africa gold mining: What lies at the bottom of one ...

    Nov 12, 2018 · In the early morning light, tall mine shafts loom over the Vaal River basin two hours southwest of Johannesburg. This once was a booming gold field, now most mines lie abandoned but Moab Khotsong...

  • As Many As 100 Feared Dead in Gold Mine Accident | AP News

    May 11, 1995 · ORKNEY, South Africa (AP) _ An elevator in a gold mine fell 1,500 feet to the bottom of a mine shaft, killing as many as 100 people, mine officials and the government said today. The elevator dropped down the shaft late Wednesday after a locomotive fell on it, and was lying at the bottom of the shaft 1 1/2 miles underground, said Dick Fisher, regional general manager of the Vaal Reefs mining ...

  • 41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES - sahistory.org.za

    DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES DR. H. J. SIMONS Associate Professor of Native Law and Administration, University of Cape Town* Detained during the South African State of Emergency in i960 THIRTY-SIX thousand1 men have been killed in accidents on the gold mines since the beginning of the century. Untold others

  • Heat stress in Witwatersrand gold mines - ScienceDirect

    Jan 01, 1977 · Journal of Occupational Accidents, 1(1976/1977)17193 171 Eisevier Scientific Publishing Company, Amsterdam Printed in The Netherlands HEAT STRESS IN WITWATERSRAND GOLD MINES M.J. MARTINSON Senior Lecturer, Department of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg 2001 (South Africa) (Received December 10th, 1975)

  • Mineral Resources releases 2018 Mine Health and Safety ...

    Mar 01, 2019 · In the following month five (5) employees lost their lives in a heat-related accident at Sibanye Stillwater’s Kloof Gold mine, and six (6) employees lost their lives in a fire and explosion related accident at Palabora Mining Company’s Copper mine in July 2018.

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

    Nov 01, 1991 · 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 ...

  • List Of Gold Mines In South Africa - South Africa Lists

    Jan 12, 2021 · List Of Gold Mines In South Africa And Their Names. South Africa is one of the countries making a lot of people via mining. The mining sector keeps contributing greatly to the country’s economy, and it is common knowledge that South Africa is blessed with important minerals and metals like diamonds, coal, coal, platinum, and so on.

  • Health Impacts of Workplace Heat Exposure: An ...

    Dec 21, 2013 · In South African deep underground gold mines, heat stroke has been an endemic hazard since before the 1970s. In recent years due to acclimatization and prevention measures, the incidence rate of heat stroke has been declining significantly 63 ) .

  • South Africa: SA's Deadliest Mine Accidents in Numbers ...

    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 ...

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

    May 12, 1995 · In 1986, more than 175 gold miners died in a fire in the Kinross mine, 100 miles east of Johannesburg. Mining officials say some 69,000 mine workers, most them black, have been killed in ...

  • South African miners: Two die in Harmony Gold accidents ...

    Feb 07, 2014 · Mining is a vital part of the South African economy and the country is the fourth-biggest gold exporter. It also has some of the world's deepest gold mines and safety is a major issue.

  • HEAT STRESS MANAGEMENT IN HOT MINES

    African mining industry. In South African mines, work environments having a wet-bulb temperature in excess of 27.4 °C are considered to be ‘hot’ and necessitate the introduction of practices to safeguard miners. This is the heat stress limit for unacclimatized men and is based on an analysis of heat stroke accidents which have occurred in

  • 41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES - sahistory.org.za

    DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES DR. H. J. SIMONS Associate Professor of Native Law and Administration, University of Cape Town* Detained during the South African State of Emergency in i960 THIRTY-SIX thousand1 men have been killed in accidents on the gold mines since the beginning of the century. Untold others

  • South Africa’s mine safety record takes a knock as ...

    Nov 02, 2021 · Safety on South Africa’s mines has suffered a setback after years of significant improvement. According to the Minerals Council South Africa, as

  • South African mining deaths rise as safety worsens, lobby ...

    Oct 29, 2021 · South Africa’s gold mines, some of which are the deepest in the world, accounted for the highest number of fatalities during the period, followed by

  • Health Impacts of Workplace Heat Exposure: An ...

    Dec 21, 2013 · In South African deep underground gold mines, heat stroke has been an endemic hazard since before the 1970s. In recent years due to acclimatization and prevention measures, the incidence rate of heat stroke has been declining significantly 63 ) .

  • Mine fatalities decrease by 10% in 2018

    Mar 01, 2019 · In November 2018, the DMR also issued two directives to the South African mining industry, with the first directive issued to eliminate fire, heat and oxygen deficiency related accidents ...

  • Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

    South Africa accounted for 15% of the world's gold production in 2002 and 12% in 2005, though the nation had produced as much as 30% of the yearly world output as recently as 1993. Despite declining production, South Africa's gold exports were valued at US$3.8 billion in 2005. As of end-2018, South Africa had a potential 6000 tonnes of reserves. In July 2018, the Mineral Council of South ...

  • Heat stress in Witwatersrand gold mines - ScienceDirect

    Martinson, M.J., 1977. Heat stress in Witwatersrand gold mines. Journal of Occupational Accidents, 1: 171–193. The Witwatersrand goldfields contain 42 active mines, the deepest of which has reached a depth of 3.6 km below surface.

  • S.African miner Sibanye cuts annual gold output target ...

    1 天前 · South African gold and platinum group metals (PGM) miner Sibanye Stillwater has cut its yearly production target as it had to close down some operations at its mines due to fatal accidents and ...

  • Blacks Flock to South African Gold Pits Despite Hard Life ...

    Aug 05, 1976 · Novices spend 12 to 15 hours in the chamber which, the company officials say, has eliminated deaths from heat prostration. The mining companies

  • Mine rescue: 1,000 out, 2,000 waiting to be freed - CNN

    Oct 04, 2007 · According to an official South African government Web site, 202 workers died in mine accidents in 2005, with another 3,961 suffering injuries. "We're not proud of those statistics at all," Briggs ...

  • South Africa: SA's Deadliest Mine Accidents in Numbers ...

    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 ...

  • 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 no-one 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) underground had pulled more than ...

  • Trapped South African gold miners found dead | News | DW ...

    South Africa has some of the deepest mines in the world, and deadly accidents are common. According to South Africa's department of mineral resources, 81 people died in the country's mines last ...

  • Three missing after South African gold mine collapses ...

    Feb 05, 2016 · South Africa’s mines are the deepest and among the most dangerous in the world, though fatal accidents in the industry have fallen due to improved safety and a

  • S.African miner Sibanye cuts annual gold output target ...

    1 天前 · South African gold and platinum group metals (PGM) miner Sibanye Stillwater has cut its yearly production target as it had to close down some operations at its mines due to fatal accidents and ...

  • Rescue of South African Gold Miners Under Way : NPR

    Oct 04, 2007 · In South Africa, 3,000 gold miners are being rescued from under ground after an accident that cut power to the mine's elevator. The miners who

  • STUDY OF VENTILATION AND COOLING IN GOLD MINES IN

    In the hot, humid mines of South Africa, heat-acclimatized workers doing hard physical work showed a decrease in productivity beginning at an effective temperature of 27.7°C (at 100% relative

  • Heat exhaustion in a deep underground metalliferous mine ...

    Heat stroke in underground miners has often been found in South African mines.3-7 Heat stroke is often fatal and is distinguished from the less severe condition of heat exhaustion by tissue damage, caused by more severe or prolonged increases in body temperature.8 9 This is best assessed by serum assays of tissue enzymes—such as aspartate ...

  • at the bottom of a gold mine - CBS News

    Nov 11, 2018 · Deep in the South African gold mines that line the Vaal River basin, an international team of scientists, including Belgian biologist Gaetan Borgonie, are looking for what they call extreme life ...

  • The top ten deepest mines in the world

    Jun 11, 2019 · The South African gold mine extends up to 2,998m below the surface. Covering an area of 4,268ha, the mine is located 45km south-west of Johannesburg. The deep underground mine comprises two shaft systems known as the South Shaft complex and the Twin Shaft complex. The mine switched from conventional mining to fully mechanised mining in 2008.

  • TauTona Mine - Wikipedia

    The TauTona Mine or Western Deep No.3 Shaft, is a gold mine in South Africa.At approximately 3.9 kilometers (2.4 mi) deep, it is home to the world's deepest mining operations, rivalled only by the Mponeng Gold Mine.. The mine is one of the three Western Deep Levels mines of the West Wits gold field west of Johannesburg.The mine is near the town of Carletonville.

  • Trapped South Africa mine workers 'still alive' - BBC News

    Feb 08, 2016 · Trapped South Africa mine workers 'still alive'. There are signs that the three people trapped in a South African gold mine following an accident last week are still alive, rescuers say. The ...

  • Mine Disaster Is Latest Discord For Harmony Gold

    Oct 04, 2007 · Last year, 199 South African mineworkers died in accidents, mostly rock falls, the government Mine Health and Safety Council reported in September. New York-listed shares of Harmony Gold tumbled 5 ...

  • Category:Mining disasters in South Africa - Wikipedia

    Pages in category "Mining disasters in South Africa" The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().