Worker killed in North West mine

2012-06-22 14:18

Johannesburg - A mine worker was killed in a rock fall at the Moab Khotsong Mine near Orkney in the North West, AngloGold Ashanti Limited said on Friday.

"...[He] was struck by a fall of ground at 13:45 [on Thursday]," it said in a statement.
"He was immediately evacuated to hospital, but passed away..."

All drilling and blasting operations at the mine were suspended on Thursday night.

An inspection of the accident scene was expected to be carried out shortly.

  • Zion - 2012-06-22 15:31

    One can only wonder why do these accidents fail to convince mine management to pick-up their efforts at mine safety. Despite what is said and millions are paid these accidents still happen and regularly. Why. In my opinion the problem lies with the lackadaisical management who have the resources but not the will to intervene in a more intelligent manner.Mine accidents will haunt South Africans as long as we have mines with inept managements.

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