3 trapped, 1 dead in collapse at AngloGold Ashanti mine

2017-11-02 17:44
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

WATCH: 'We take full responsibility for deceased Kusasalethu miners' - Motsepe

2017-09-01 16:49

Harmony Gold Non-Executive Chairman, Patrice Motsepe, said the mining company takes full responsibility for the deaths of five Kusasalethu miners, regardless of investigation findings. Watch. WATCH

Johannesburg – Three miners are trapped and one has died after a rockfall at an AngloGold Ashanti mine near Carltonville.

AngloGold Ashanti spokesperson Chris Nthite said a seismic event at the Mponeng Mine near Carltonville, on Johannesburg’s West Rand, had caused the collapse.

Nthite said rescue operations had been underway since the collapse, and that four miners had been rescued.

Three miners were still trapped and one had died, he said.

Nthite said the conditions of the three trapped miners was unclear, but they would work until they had been rescued.

"We are working under challenging conditions and we will be working around the clock to get to the other miners."

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said it was "disturbed and saddened" by the incident.

NUM health and Safety secretary Erick Gcilitshana said: "This fall of ground was triggered by a seismic event of 1.1 magnitudes that took place at around 10:00 this morning. This is the third incident since last month.

"The search team is able to communicate with one worker. The rescue operation has started. The NUM wishes all six workers to be rescued alive," he said.

Read more on:    anglogold ashanti  |  mining

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.