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Safety in the mining industry and the unfinished legacy of

Mining remains one of the most hazardous occupations worldwide, and underground coal mines are especially notorious for their high accident rates. Recent media coverage of major fatal accidents in Ukraine, China, South Africa, and the United States highlight a growing public awareness of the dangers of mining.

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South Africa gold mine: All 955 trapped workers freed

South Africa gold mine: All 955 trapped workers freed. Trade union officials had previously said they feared that the lives of the miners were at risk. They say this accident has highlighted the low safety standards in parts of the industry. More than 80 fatalities were recorded in South African mines in 2017.

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Coalbrook

Coalbrook, or now called Holly Country, was a coal mining village. Situated just south of burg. It is well known because of the Coalbrook disaster, a mining accident during which 435 miners lost their lives. GPS coordinates: 26.9364S 27.9157E elevation: 1477m. I actually wanted to write about the little village of Holly Country.

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41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

on coal mines to be lower than on gold mines. Coal is mined to only about one-tenth the depth of gold mines, and access is by inclined shafts through which the men walk; the necessity of lowering by cages is obviated, and accidents from overwind do not occur. Yet the death rate from accidents on coal mines is not lower than that on gold mines.

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Coal Mining in South Africa – Universal Coal plc

Coal Mining in South Africa. Although most of the coal is consumed by the South African energy sector, with 77 % of the country's primary energy needs provided by coal, circa 69 million tonnes of coal per annum are exported via Richard's Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT). Historically the majority of this was exported to Europe,

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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.

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Bureau of Mines I.C. 7493, Major Disasters at Metal and Nonmetal Mines and Quarries in the United States (Excluding Coal Mines) Historical Summary of Mine Disasters in the United States, Volume I, Coal Mines, 1810-1958 (MSHA) Historical Summary of Mine Disasters in the United States, Volume II, Coal Mines, 1959-1998 (MSHA)

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The Golden Thread: Coalbrook mine disaster, 1960

Apr 21, 2011Coalbrook mine disaster, 1960. MY FATHER WAS A GOLD MINER . In early 1960 my father was recruited by the owners of Coalbrook coal mine, close to Vereeniging, to head up an emergency team of shaft sinkers to sink a shaft to open the way to rescue 439 miners who had been trapped some 300 meters underground. and mining in South Africa in

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Coal Mines in South Africa Intelligence and Info

Coal Mines in South Africa. It is estimated that coal mines in South Africa have the potential to access reserves of between 30 billion and 53 billion tonnes – enough to sustain coal mines in South Africa and its supporting operations for nearly 200 years at current output capacities.

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Comparative Analysis of Coal Fatalities in Australia

mining countries: Australia, China, India, South Africa and the United States. An important first stage has been to access different countries' fatality databases. Most coal mining countries have legislation requiring mining companies to report their accident, fatality and/or injury statistics, and sometimes their near misses or mishaps.

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South Africa: Days of Coal Mines Are Numbered

Mar 29, 2017It is estimated that South Africa's operational and abandoned coal mines together can release greenhouse gases equalling the warming effect of more than 4 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, roughly the same as consuming 1.8 billion litres of petrol.

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South Africa Miners: 6 Killed in Underground Copper Mine

Jul 16, 2018Six South Africa miners were killed Sunday in a fire; the nation's mining industry is heading for the deadliest year since 2012 after the underground copper fire at a Palabora Mining Company-managed mine. Sunday's accident brings the industry's total to at least 54 and is the second-worst incident this year after seven people died at a

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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

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Mines and mining

In 1925, the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry (or the Commission) recommended the amalgamation of small mines. The Coal Mines Act of 1930 created the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission to try and achieve this, but colliery owners blocked the scheme and the Commission was dissolved in 1936.

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South Africa Mine Accident Statistics

Coal mining industry 1993: Middelbult Colliery – 53 fatalities in an explosion 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

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Coal transport accidents in South Africa

Coal transport accidents in South Africa include the: a Greek-owned but Panamanian registered ship, MV Smart, was carrying an estimated 140,000 tonnes of South African coal when it was grounded on a sandbank after loading at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal. The MV Smart was carrying a shipment of coal to the Fangcheng port in China.

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Coal Mining in Africa

Coal Mining in Africa. South Africa produces over 250 million tonnes of coal every year. It is estimated that almost 75% of this coal is used domestically. Nearly 80% of the energy needs of South Africa are taken care of by coal and over 90% of the coal consumed on the entire African continent is

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Death toll rises to six at South Africa coal mine gas

Police vehicles are seen by an unused mine where people have been killed by a gas explosion in South Africa's eastern province of Mpumalanga, South Africa February 7, 2019. (Reuters) The number of people killed by a gas explosion in an unused coal mine in South Africa's eastern province of Mpumalanga has risen to six, and several others remain trapped, an official at the mine said on

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Introduction. Data files on mining accidents, injuries, fatalities, employment, production, etc., are collected by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) under Part 50 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. Original raw data files are released periodically to the public on the MSHA web site.As a convenience, NIOSH has converted MSHA data to SPSS (includes labels and coding

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Coalbrook mining disaster

The Coalbrook mining disaster was the worst mining disaster in 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

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An Introduction to South African Accident Statistics

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.

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Death toll rises to six at South Africa coal mine gas

Feb 07, 2019MIDDELBURG, South Africa (Reuters) - The number of people killed by a gas explosion in an unused coal mine in South Africa's eastern province of Mpumalanga has risen to six, and several others remain trapped, an official at the mine said on Thursday.

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Occupational Safety and Health in Mining

the furnaces in many industries. Coal contributes about 27% of the world total energy supply.2 The demand for coal has never been greater, and it is a major mining product in China, USA, India, Australia, Russia, Indonesia, South Africa, Germany and Poland1. Coal provides 70%

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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.

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Mining fatality numbers in South Africa take a major step

Nov 07, 2017The number of fatalities recorded in the South African mining industry in 2017 has officially exceeded those in 2016. The fatal accident statistic for 2017 is now 76, three above 2016's 73 as quoted by the Chamber of Mines.

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Occupational health and safety in T mining—status, new

of the number of work-related fatalities in South Africa. According to the ILO 1 908 workers in total died in work-related accidents in 200110. In the same year, 288 workers died in mine accidents11. Given that miners account for fewer than 500 000 workers (less than 4% of the total workforce)

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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 has reported. About 20 others are still trapped at the Gloria coal mine in Middelburg, east of the capital, Pretoria. A police spokesman said some people had gone into the mine to steal copper wires when a gas pipe exploded.

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Could Harmony mining accident have been prevented?

Two more miners died on Thursday in accidents at Harmony's Kusasalethu mine in North West and at its Joel mine in the Free State, the company said on Friday. This follows a series of fatal accidents at Harmony mines in recent years. Some mines, like Doornkop, are decades old.

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Death toll in Masakhane mine accident rises to seven

Death toll in Masakhane mine accident rises to seven. The death toll as a result of seismic events at Sibanye-Stillwater's Masakhane mine in Driefontein near Carletonville on the West Rand has risen to seven‚ the company confirmed on Saturday. It said that all 13 mineworkers who had been trapped underground as a result

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The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining

of the coal comes from South Africa. Applying this percentage directly to the usage of coal by the Netherlands, this would come down to 3.25 Mt/a of coal being mined in South Africa. This amount could possibly increase to 7.4 Mt/a with the contemplated building of additional coal-fired power stations. 3.25 Mt/a represents 3.6% of South

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