Miner dies in rock fall at gold mine

2013-03-28 13:18

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Johannesburg - A miner was killed and two others were injured during a fall of ground at the Mponeng mine near Carletonville, AngloGold Ashanti said on Thursday.

"A development construction team member was fatally injured in a fall of ground incident at approximately 04:15 [Wednesday]," company spokesperson Alan Fine said.

The two injured miners were in stable condition in hospital. The mineral resources department was contacted and an on-site inspection carried out. Activities to try and access ore-bearing rock had been stopped.

"Other operations on the mine are continuing."

In September last year, a shaft timberman with 33 years of service to the company was killed in a mud rush at the same mine. In August last year, an electrician was electrocuted at the mine while inspecting and testing a mini substation.

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