NUM calls for investigations following two mine fatalities

Engineering News writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has advised of two fatalities having occurred in the mining industry on September 1. The first being one at Harmony Gold’s Mponeng mine, in Gauteng, owing to a fall-of-ground incident, and the second at African Rainbow Minerals’ Two Rivers mine, in Limpopo, which the union understands to be a fall-of-ground incident as well.

The union has called on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to ensure that a thorough investigation is done at both sites. Harmony has confirmed that an investigation into the incident at Mponeng is under way, while operations in the affected section have been suspended.

by MArleny Arnoldi


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