statistics on causes of fatalities on south african mines

Gold mining causes the most mine worker deaths in SA

Oct 17, 2018· South Africa 18.10.2018 01:38 pm. Gold mining causes the most mine worker deaths in SA ... Mantashe says the government aims to help the sector get to a point where there are no fatalities …

South Africa Mine Accident Statistics

South Africa Mine Accident Statistics. RSA ... 1994: Gloria Colliery Koornfontein – 16 fatalities in a fire Diamond mining industry 1996: Rovic – 20 fatalities in inundation 2002: Loxton Exploration (Argo Diamonds) – 4 fatalities in conveyance accident. RSA Main commodities

More than 100 recorded deaths in South African mines last ...

Jan 19, 2012· Mining News: More than 100 recorded deaths in South African mines last year 19 January 2012: ... A Chamber of Mines spokesman says it cannot comment until the DMR releases full-year accident statistics. It will then reveal what it will do differently this year to improve safety.

Minister Mosebenzi Zwane: Releases of 2016 mine health and ...

Jan 19, 2017· Find people who can mine safely, and can extract the mineral wealth of our country without killing, maiming or causing any occupational ill health and diseases. Specific highlights for 2016 . Fatalities . A total of 73 fatalities were reported in 2016 compared to 77 during the previous year. This translates to an improvement of 5% year on year.

International Mining Fatality Database project report

International Mining Fatality Database Project Report ... Mining fatalities are still occurring around the world every year as regular occurrences. Although the reasons for these are varied and different, better ways to ... • South Africa • Ukraine • Yugoslavia • Zimbabwe . 9.

WHO | The high burden of injuries in South Africa

The high burden of injuries in South Africa Rosana Norman a, Richard Matzopoulos b, Pam Groenewald a, Debbie Bradshaw a Introduction. International recognition of and assistance for injury control efforts are well below the levels directed at other health problems, particularly in developing countries. 1, 2 A lack of reliable statistics has largely hidden the health and development impacts of ...

Accident Statistics | Arrive Alive South Africa

Accident Statistics 2003/2004; Accident Types; Age of Vehicle Population; Definitions and Notes; Fatal Crashes Jan - Jul 2004; Fatal Road Traffic Accidents; Fatalities December 2002; General Statistics on Road Safety; How are Statistics Collected? Seatbelt Wearing Rates; Traffic Offence Monitoring. Road Safety in South Africa. Get There No ...

Mining: winners and losers of 2017 | Statistics South Africa

Mining: winners and losers of 2017. The 2017 Mining Charter published by government in June has seen its fair share of debate, opening intense discussions on the industry's future. Outside of this policy debate, Stats SA recently published figures showing how the industry performed in 2016 and 2017. 2016 wasn't a good year for South African ...

Fatality figures falling each year as South African mining ...

As the yearly recorded number of mining injuries and fatalities in South Africa continues to decrease, albeit at a slower pace in 2016 than in previous years, the focus of the industry shifts once ...

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

Journal of Occupational Accidents, 11 (1990) 197-220 197 Eisevier Safety in South African Industry: An Analysis of Accident Statistics J.-P. LEGER Sociology of Work Programme, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and I. MACUN Industrial Health Research Group, University of Cape Town (South Africa) (Received 22 January 1989, accepted 9 September 1989) ABSTRACT Leger, J.-P. …

Mine fatalities in SA rise for first time in decade | Fin24

Nairobi - For the first time in almost a decade, more people are dying in South African mines, the world's deepest and among the most dangerous. There were 81 fatalities from January through November, according to data from the Chamber of Mines, …

Two more miner deaths in South Africa as safety summit ...

Oct 19, 2018· The South African Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has announced two deaths at mining operations, taking the total number of mining deaths in South Africa this year to 71. The accidents took place on Thursday, with one worker having died at the Dishaba mine near Thabazimbi ...

Mining death stats worry unions, Chamber of Mines | Fin24

Jan 19, 2017· South African coal mines continue to be among the safest mines in the world. He commended the role of the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate for its diligence in recording and investigating incidents and accidents. "No other industry in South Africa reports on safety and health in the same degree of detail, accuracy and transparency ...

Road fatalities for December 2018: 10 Alarming figures ...

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande had the grim task on Thursday of revealing just how bad this festive season has been for road fatalities in South Africa: As it stands, there have been 16% more ...

South Africa announces 10% drop in mining deaths in 2018

Mar 01, 2019· 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.

Mining accident - Wikipedia

A mining accident is an accident that occurs during the process of mining minerals.Thousands of miners die from mining accidents each year, especially from underground coal mining, although hard rock mining is not immune from accidents. Coal mining is considered much more hazardous than hard rock mining due to flat-lying rock strata, generally incompetent rock, the presence of methane gas, …

The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters

The cause was most likely a methane explosion that ignited coal dust. The death toll was 439, making it the most deadly mine accident in the UK. This was the worst of a spate of mine disasters in Wales that occurred during a period of poor mine safety from 1850 to 1930. On June 25, 1894, 290 died at the Albion Colliery in Cilfynydd, Glamorgan ...

58 mine workers died in 2018, says mining industry | IOL News

Johannesburg - 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. The figure was confirmed by the ...

31% increase in mine fatalities so far in 2017 a concern ...

South African Colliery Management Association (Sacma) president Kevern Mattison has called for a "revolutionary step change" to achieve the mining industry's goal of achieving 'zero harm'.

South Africa mine death toll hits 54 after copper mine ...

Jul 16, 2018· South African mining fatalities increased last year for the first time in a decade and, six and a half months into 2018, the industry is on pace for the most deaths since the 112 reported in 2012 ...

The Most Common Accidents in the Mining Industry

Jan 14, 2019· The yearly average in coal mining decreased to 30 fatalities from 2001-2005, though 60 to 70 miners still die each year in the U.S. coal and non-coal mining industry. The most common accidents occurring in the mining industry are the result of poisonous or explosive gases or mishaps relating to the use of explosives for blasting operations.

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

Dec 08, 2017· For the first time in almost a decade, more people are dying in South African mines, the world's deepest and among the most dangerous. There were 81 fatalities …

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

May 12, 1995· More than 100 miners were believed to have died Wednesday night in one of South Africa's largest gold mines when the cables controlling an …

Fatality Reports | Mine Safety and Health Administration ...

• Final Report - investigative findings, including root causes and enforcement actions. Some deaths on mining property are determined to be unrelated to mining activity and are not included in MSHA's fatality statistics - See recent "non-chargeable" fatalities:

Mineral Resources releases 2018 Mine Health and Safety ...

Mar 01, 2019· Statement on the 2018 Mine Health and Safety Statistics, delivered by Chief Inspector of Mines, Mr David Msiza. Thank you for the opportunity to address you on the release of the 2018 occupational health and safety statistics for the mining industry. Health and safety remain integral to the long term sustainability of the sector.

Mining: a brief history | Statistics South Africa

Mining: a brief history. The 1970s are best remembered for disco, bell-bottoms, and the mesmerising lava lamp. It was also the decade that saw South African mining forge ahead in its influence on the economy and employment.

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

Leger, J.-P., 1991. Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines. Safety Science, 14: 169–185.. The trends and principal causes of occupational fatalities and disasters (defined as six or more fatalities in one incident) in the South African mining industry are analysed.

Coal Mining: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Fact Sheet

Coal mining is a relatively dangerous industry. Employees in coal mining are more likely to be killed or to incur a non-fatal injury or illness, and their injuries are more likely to be severe than workers in private industry as a whole, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Coal mining is ...