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  • South African miners: Two die in Harmony Gold accidents

    South African miners: Two die in Harmony Gold accidents

    Mar 28, 2017 Following catastrophic epidemics of silicosis and TB among gold miners during the “speed-up” in the first decade of the 20th century, the South African state began regulating the industry and creating the highly racially discriminatory compensation system under what we know now as the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act 1973, with ...Dec 16, 2013 The deepest gold mine in the world is Mponeng, a 2.5-mile hole in the ground in South Africa. A whole underground city — lightless and lawless — lives inside the mine…

  • South Deep Gold Mine Gauteng Province South Africa

    South Deep Gold Mine Gauteng Province South Africa

    South African gold and platinum mines has been carried out by rock mechanics personnel on mines in terms of the Code of Practice to Combat Rockburst and Rock Fall Accidents on Mines (COP). In the Guideline for the compilation of a mandatory COP to combat rock fall and rockburst accidents in tabular metalliferous mines (DME, 2007), the

  • An Introduction to South African Accident Statistics

    An Introduction to South African Accident Statistics

    South African gold and platinum mines has been carried out by rock mechanics personnel on mines in terms of the Code of Practice to Combat Rockburst and Rock …

  • Miner killed in accident at Gold Field's South Deep

    Miner killed in accident at Gold Field's South Deep

    May 10, 2001 At the time of the accident in July 1999, a BBC report gave some idea of conditions underground: All of South Africa's significant gold deposits are …

  • Twelve die in South African gold mine disaster - World

    Twelve die in South African gold mine disaster - World

    3. The Chamber of Mines publish detailed mine accident statistics for their member mines.1 1. Chamber of Mines of South Africa, Annual Reports; and Mine Safety Division Chamber of Mines of South Africa, Death and Injury Rate Tables Gold, Coal and Other Mineral Mines.

  • Gold Price In South Africa Today Pan African

    Gold Price In South Africa Today Pan African

    105 Flammable Gas Emissions in South African Gold and Platinum Mines Review of Incidents and Accidents A.P. Cook/ C.F. Meyer,1 and K. Balr 1 Itasca Mrica (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa; 2V aricon, Johannesburg, South Africa ABSTRACT Flammable gas emissions are relatively common and widespread across the South African gold and platinum mines, but a

  • 47 Lost as Elevator Plunges in South African Mine - The

    47 Lost as Elevator Plunges in South African Mine - The

    Gold mining in South Africa can be divided into four phases: The first stage covers the period from first discovery in the 1880s to the Union of South Africa in 1910. The period is marked by rapid growth in gold mining activities, both in the area around Barberton as well as the Witwatersrand, and interrupted only by the Anglo Boer War from ...

  • Terrifying Facts About the World's Deepest Gold Mine

    Terrifying Facts About the World's Deepest Gold Mine

    South Africa’s gold production peaked at 1000 t in 1970, while employment on gold mines peaked at 500,000 in the latter half of the 1980s. Mines reached depths exceeding 3.5 km, the greatest mining depths in the world by far. However, rockbursts continued to claim scores of lives each year. Mining-related seismic events first caused serious

  • Rescue of South African Gold Miners Under Way : NPR

    Rescue of South African Gold Miners Under Way : NPR

    Dear Readers, please refer to this latest article regarding the serious effects of Acid Mine Drainage on the environment and human lives in South Africa. This Harvard report was just recently released in October, 2016 and is extremely in depth on the issues of the serious effects of mining on the environment and human health.

  • Evaluation of risk of rock fall accidents T in gold mine

    Evaluation of risk of rock fall accidents T in gold mine

    Feb 07, 2014 Two miners in South Africa die in accidents at Harmony Gold mines, as the search continues for another miner missing after an earlier deadly fire.

  • Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

    Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

    Feb 07, 2014 The Doornkop mine accident occurred 1,700m below ground Two miners have died in separate accidents at mines owned by Harmony Gold in South Africa. They follow …

  • Mitigating the risk of rockbursts in the deep hard rock

    Mitigating the risk of rockbursts in the deep hard rock

    Apr 13, 2021 South Deep mine. ( Image courtesy of Goldfields.) Gold Fields (JSE, NYSE: GFI) announced Tuesday that an employee at its South Deep mine in South Africa lost his life in a mining …

  • 950 gold miners trapped underground in South Africa

    950 gold miners trapped underground in South Africa

    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 ...

  • Mine Elevator Crash Kills 100 In South Africa

    Mine Elevator Crash Kills 100 In South Africa

    Oct 23, 2011 More than 69,000 miners have been killed and more than a million injured in South African mines from 1909 to 1994. According to the Ministry of Mineral and Energy Affairs, the number of …

  • Silicosis: the shifting sands of compensation for sick

    Silicosis: the shifting sands of compensation for sick

    adequate. In South African platinum mines, the introduction of cooling, normally in the form of surface bulk air coolers, must be applied at depths of about 800 m, whereas this depth will be close to 1 400 m in gold mines. The horizon for introducing ice in South African gold mines is about 3 000 m (although this is getting less with higher ...