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  • Mine Accidents and Disasters | Department of Mineral Resources

    MINE ACCIDENTS AND DISASTERS. The overall number of deaths in the South African mining industry has declined over the past decades, but the greatest impact of mining accidents is noticed amongst the family members and colleagues left behind after a

  • Coalbrook mining disaster - Wikipedia

    The Coalbrook mining disaster is the worst mining accident in the history of South Africa. The disaster occurred in the Coalbrook coal mine of Clydesdale Colliery on 21 January 1960 at around 19:00 when approximately 900 pillars caved in, almost 180 metres underground. The mine is situated in the Northern Free State, 21 km south west of Vereeniging. About 1,000 miners were in the mine at the time and 437 died after being trapped, while the rest escaped through an inclin

  • More than 400 miners killed in what was the worst mining ...

    The accident was believed to have been caused by the disintegration of some 900 underground pillars which cause a massive collapse. Following the disaster, the South African government established Coal Mines Research Controlling Council to improve coal mine safety and research pillar strength, supported by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the

  • 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 in the country.

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

    01-11-1991 · 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

  • South Africa Gloria coal mine explosion 'kills six' - BBC News

    07-02-2019 · South Africa Gloria coal mine explosion 'kills six'. Six people have been killed by a gas explosion in an abandoned coal mine in South Africa, the national broadcaster is

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

    12-05-1995 · Mining is South Africa's largest industry, and gold is the largest earner among a list of mining products that include diamonds, platinum and coal. The Vaal Reefs mine is South Africa's second ...

  • SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT - Energy

    South Africa’s coal green fields are mostly located in the Waterberg basin, which is reported to be the future of coal mining in the country. Some of the exploration projects recently conducted in this region includes the Waterberg Coal Joint project conducted by Sekoko Resources.

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

    01-11-1991 · 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

  • South Africa Gloria coal mine explosion 'kills six' - BBC News

    07-02-2019 · South Africa Gloria coal mine explosion 'kills six'. Six people have been killed by a gas explosion in an abandoned coal mine in South Africa, the national broadcaster is

  • South Africa’s 'Deadly Air' Case Highlights Health Risks ...

    14-05-2021 · When you approach the town of Secunda in the coal-rich province of Mpumalanga in eastern South Africa, the toxic smell of air emanating from the cluster of coal-fired power stations hits you long ...

  • Mining sector records 51 fatalities | SAnews

    24-01-2020 · The mining sector has recorded 51 fatalities in 2019, the lowest ever recorded in the South African mining industry. “This represents a 37% improvement, year on year, compared to 2018 fatalities,” said Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe at a media briefing on the release of the 2019 mine health and safety statistics on Friday.

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

    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

  • 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.

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

    24-01-2020 · 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.

  • SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT - Energy

    South Africa’s coal green fields are mostly located in the Waterberg basin, which is reported to be the future of coal mining in the country. Some of the exploration projects recently conducted in this region includes the Waterberg Coal Joint project conducted by Sekoko Resources.

  • Coalmining Accidents and Deaths - The Coal Mining History ...

    This is a database of over 164,000 records containing the details of coalmining accidents and deaths in the UK. Some names are shown as Witheld - this is for reasons of Data Protection and relates to all records of people injured since 1950. ...

  • The downside of coal mining for villagers in Ruvuma - The ...

    28-12-2021 · The Deputy Minister of State, in the President’s Office, responsible for Union and Environment, Mr Hamad Chande, directed Tancoal Mine and Ruvuma Coals Mine officials to prevent the contaminated water from going to water sources, farms or human settlements to protect the people’s health and have a safe environment as the coal contains chemicals that

  • South Africa Gloria coal mine explosion 'kills six' - BBC News

    07-02-2019 · South Africa Gloria coal mine explosion 'kills six'. Six people have been killed by a gas explosion in an abandoned coal mine in South Africa, the national broadcaster is reporting. About 20 ...

  • South Africa’s 'Deadly Air' Case Highlights Health Risks ...

    14-05-2021 · When you approach the town of Secunda in the coal-rich province of Mpumalanga in eastern South Africa, the toxic smell of air emanating from the cluster of coal-fired power stations hits you long ...

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

    12-05-1995 · Mining is South Africa's largest industry, and gold is the largest earner among a list of mining products that include diamonds, platinum and coal. The Vaal Reefs mine is South Africa's second ...

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

    24-01-2020 · 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.

  • THE ANALYSIS OF FATAL ACCIDENTS IN INDIAN COAL MINES

    This paper describes the analysis of fatal accidents of Indian coal mines from April 1989 to March 1998. It is found that Indian mines have considerably higher accident and fatality rates compared to those in USA and South Africa, respectively. While open cast mines are generally known to be safer than

  • South Africa: How Mining Damages Communities and the ...

    27-08-2018 · The South African Human Rights Commission has released a scathing report on the damage mining in the country is posing to human rights. The conclusion paints a dark picture: "[T]he mining sector ...

  • SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT - Energy

    South Africa’s coal green fields are mostly located in the Waterberg basin, which is reported to be the future of coal mining in the country. Some of the exploration projects recently conducted in this region includes the Waterberg Coal Joint project conducted by Sekoko Resources.

  • The downside of coal mining for villagers in Ruvuma - The ...

    28-12-2021 · The Deputy Minister of State, in the President’s Office, responsible for Union and Environment, Mr Hamad Chande, directed Tancoal Mine and Ruvuma Coals Mine officials to prevent the contaminated water from going to water sources, farms or human settlements to protect the people’s health and have a safe environment as the coal contains chemicals that

  • Coalmining Accidents and Deaths - The Coal Mining History ...

    This is a database of over 164,000 records containing the details of coalmining accidents and deaths in the UK. Some names are shown as Witheld - this is for reasons of Data Protection and relates to all records of people injured since 1950. ...

  • Fire at Russian coal mine kills 52 miners and rescuers

    25-11-2021 · A fire at a Siberian coal mine has killed 52 ... A total of 285 people were in the Listvyazhnaya mine in the Kemerovo region of south-western Siberia when a fire erupted and ... Mining accidents.