coal mine accident in south africa

An Introduction to South African Accident Statistics

3 The Chamber of Mines publish detailed mine accident statistics for their member min1 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 Min...

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Factbox Vale tailings dam collapse adds to long list of

2000 UKRAINE At least 80 coal miners were killed in a methane gas explosion at Barakova mine 1995 SOUTH AFRICA A locomotive fell down a lift shaft at the Vaal Reefs operations in the north...

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Vedanta Zinc suspends mining at South Africa s Gamsberg

JOHANNESBURG - Gamsberg zinc mine in South Africa has been shuttered until further notice while a search continues for two workers still missing after an accident the owner Vedanta Zinc...

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South Africa Gloria coal mine explosion kills six

Mining accidents are common in South Africa More than 80 fatalities were recorded in mines across the country in 2017 Last year a power cut left 955 gold miners trapped underground for two days...

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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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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...

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Five killed in South Africa coal mine blast others trapped

South African police said Thursday that five people had died after trespassing into a disused mine with local media reporting the deaths were caused by a gas explosion At least 20 people are believed to be still trapped underground at the Gloria coal mine near the town of Middelburg in the eastern province of Mpumalanga after entering the...

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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...

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Worst Mining Disasters In South Africa

Dec 28 2018 0183 32 Worst Mining Disasters In South Africa December 28 2018 Jarwato Disaster Brazil faces chronic pollution scenario the most mon accidents in mining safety in turkish mines worst mining accidents most astonishing mining disasters...

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Coal mine accident in China s Chongqing kills 23

China s mines are among the world s deadliest with 16 deaths reported in late September after high levels of carbon monoxide trapped miners at the Songzao coal mine in Chongqing...

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Zimbabwe Speeding 40

The accident happened near Sinamatela Camp on the edge of the Hwange National Park where Zambezi Gas carries out open cast mining south west of Makomo Resources another coal miner...

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64 KILLED IN BLAST AT SOUTH AFRICAN COAL MINE

Sep 13 1983 0183 32 South Africa s worst mine disaster occurred in 1960 when 432 people died at the Coalbrook colliery also on the Natal coal belt Advertisement Continue reading the main story...

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Rescue teams recover 53 bodies in South African mine

May 15 1993 0183 32 The disaster was the country s worst mining accident in recent years and the fifth worst in South Africa s mining history The worst accident was in 1960 when a methane gas explosion at a mine...

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Mine Accidents and Disasters Department of Mineral Resources

The collection of detailed data on each mining accident in South Africa is used for research to improve the safety of workers in South African mines The South African Mines Reportable Accidents Statistical System or SAMRASS database was established in 1988 after the Department of Mineral Resources revisited the entire system of accident...

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Aberfan disaster

The Aberfan disaster was the catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip on 21 October 1966 The tip had been created on a mountain slope above the Welsh village of Aberfan near Merthyr Tydfil and overlaid a natural springA period of heavy rain led to a build-up of water within the tip which caused it to suddenly slide downhill as a slurry killing 116 children and 28 adults as it...

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Kinross Mine Disaster 1986

The Kinross mine disaster is one of the worst gold mine disasters in South African history After the disaster the National Union of Mineworkers NUM complained about low safety standards in the mines and organized a protest On 1 October 1986 mine workers staged one of the largest protests in country...

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Middelbult 13 May 1993

The South African coal sector has seen vast safety improvements over the past years and South African coal mines are among the safest mines in the world today Over the years the coal mining industry has demonstrated a continued improvement in its safety performance reducing fatalities significantly since 2003 when it was performing worse...

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List of coal mines in South Africa

South Africa is the biggest producer of hard coal in Africa and it is a significant global player The Source Watch ranks this African giant at number five just behind China the USA India and Australia while World Atlas ranks the country at number seven with Indonesia and Russia taking fifth and sixth place respectively after the first four It is also estimated that about 90 of South...

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SOUTH AFRICA ORKNEY GOLD MINE ACCIDENT UPDATE

Jul 21 2015 0183 32 English/Nat Rescue workers have started the grim task of lifting the bodies of at least 100 men killed in a gold mine accident in South Africa They died on...

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The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters

Mar 05 2019 0183 32 Coalbrook South Africa The biggest mine disaster in South African history was also one of the deadliest in the world On Jan 21 1960 a rock fall in a section of the mine trapped 437 miners Of those casualties 417 succumbed to methane poisoning...

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Mine Fatalities in South Africa Rise First Time in Decade

Dec 07 2017 0183 32 Operators in South Africa still use labor-intensive mining methods such as hand drilling Miners could reduce fatalities -- and increase profit margins -- by automating their operations...

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Coal News African Mining Market

South Africa wants coal price cuts to avert economic crash South Africa is pushing coal producers to cut prices to help save Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd the indebted power utility Eskom seeks 221 million damages over coal deal...

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Minister Gwede Mantashe 2019 Mine Health and Safety

Jan 24 2020 0183 32 Mining in South Africa offers excellent economic opportuniti It must always be done in a responsible manner cases to three 3 cas Two 2 cases were reported by coal mines when compared to one 1 case in 2017 Historical data on mine accidents has revealed that most occupational fatalities reported occur during the first...

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Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines

Nov 01 1991 0183 32 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 53 099 10097 1363 091 11357 1538 106 8561 1646 097 9576 1814 052 361 3...

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Gases found in coal mines

6 GASES FOUND IN COAL MINES pounds of oxygen and 77 pounds of nitrogen Ordinary air is not perfectly dry but contains some water vapor Besides oxygen nitrogen and carbon dioxide air contains five so- called raregases which constitute about1percent of the total volume These gases act about the same as nitrogen are considered as nitrogen in most calculations and in the table on page 5 are...

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coal mine accident in south africa

The Canary and the Coal Mine The State of Public He Six dead in Gloria coal mine explosion in South Africa 2019-02-08 Mining accidents are common in South Africa More than 80 fatalities were recorded in mines across the country in 2017 More than 80 fatalities were recorded in mines across the country in 2017 Last year a power cut left 955 gold miners trapped underground for...

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As Many As 100 Feared Dead in Gold Mine Accident

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...

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SOUTH AFRICA ORKNEY GOLD MINE ACCIDENT 56 BODIES

English/Nat 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...

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Coal Mines

Jun 17 2016 0183 32 The goal of coal mining is to obtain coal from the ground Coal is valued for its energy content and since the 1880s has been widely used to generate elec...

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mining disasters in the past 10 years in south africa

Mine fatalities down as Safety goes up » Sheq Africa The number of deaths in mining accidents in South Africa has declined by about 50 percent in the past 10 years according to the Chamber of Min...

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