Miner dies in rock fall at gold mine

2013-03-28 13:18

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

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.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  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.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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.


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.