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    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 Chamber of Mines Research

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    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 reporting and recordkeeping In terms of Chapter 23 of

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  • South African Mining Disaster (1960)

    South Africa Various shots of crowds strolling along a suburban road after having visited the Coalbrook Colliery where four hundred miners died GV Angle s

  • 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 Chamber of Mines

  • Platreef says two dead, one missing and one hurt in mine

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    · Chinese mines are among the deadliest in the world Ten gold miners were confirmed dead in January following an explosion in a mine in coastal Shandong province In December, 23 people were killed after being trapped in a mine in the southwestern city of Chongqing Three months earlier, 16 people died in a coalmine in the same area

  • Six dead in Gloria coal mine explosion in South Africa

    · Six people have been killed by a gas explosion in an abandoned coal mine in South Africa, the national broadcaster is reporting 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 Local media said rescue efforts were being hampered

  • South Africa: SA's Deadliest Mine Accidents in Numbers

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  • 41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

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  • Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines

    · South African mine accident statistics The largest proportion of miners in South Africa are employed in deep level gold mines Thus it is not surprising that the majority of fatal accidents occur in this sector The next most important mineral mined is coal Table 1 gives a breakdown of the numbers employed and the numbers of fatalities in the major branches of the mining industry It may be

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  • The Golden Thread: Coalbrook mine disaster, 1960

    · I have been told that Coalbrook North had limited coal reserves and in order to comply with Eskom's 35 year mine life requirement they had to mine 14 feet high rather than the 8 feet high done at the south colliery this would have seriously weakened the coal pillars There was also a fault running along one edge of the workings which may have contributed to the accident

  • 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 They are vital for analysing trends and for making comparisons with other countries and thus can

  • Platreef says two dead, one missing and one hurt in mine

    · Ivanhoe Mines spokesperson Bill Trenaman said the accident occurred in shaft 1 at the Platreef palladiumplatinumnickelcopperrhodiumgold mine development project in

  • At least three miners believed killed in Limpopo platinum

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  • Coalbrook Disaster 1960 Mining Accident Database

    In the worst mine disaster in South Africa, a large section of the Clydesdale Colliery, at the Coalbrook mine near Sasolburg, caved in and trapped 435 mineworkers 180m underground There were no survivors No machine capable of drilling holes large enough through which to rescue people was available anywhere in the country Following this incident, the Chamber of Mines decided to purchase

  • 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

  • 41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

    Yet the death rate from accidents on coal mines is not lower than that on gold mines The respective rates in 19^6 were 168 and 169 per 1,000 workers7 The chief cause of accidents in coal mines is from trucks and tramways; falls of rock and gas explosions cause most of the deaths Accidents and Nature of Accident Falls of Ground Falls of Material Falls in Shafts, Excavations, etc Trucks

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  • Mining sector records 51 fatalities | SAnews

    · 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

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  • Coalbrook, 21 January 1960 Minerals Council South Africa

    · Similar accidents had previously occurred in other countries including the United States and many lessons were learnt from their responses In the case of South Africa, following Coalbrook, in 1963 the Chamber of Mines established the Chamber of Mines Research Organisation (COMRO), alongside the Coal Mines Research Controlling Council (CMRCC

  • The latest South Africa coal news | World Coal

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