Dramatic decline in SA mine deaths highlights changing...

South Africa’s mining industry (knock on a support pillar of wood) looks set to have by far its safest year yet. If the current rate is maintained, the number of deaths in 2019 will almost halve ...

Mining fatalities in South Africa at record low as ...

South Africa’s mining death toll reached an all-time low in 2019 with 51 fatalities. The country’s Department of Mineral Resources has published statistics showing annual deaths have fallen from 81 in 2018.. There were 19 deaths each in platinum and gold extraction, seven deaths in coal extraction, and six across all other forms of mining in the country.

Fatalities at South Africa's mines drop

Overall, fatality rates improved 72% to 0.09 in 2013 from 0.32 in 2003. Australia, Canada and the US recorded a combined improvement rate of 29% to a rate of 0.05 in 2013 from 0.07 in 2003, Mining Weekly Online reported. Injuries in South Africa fell from 8 515 in 1993 to 3 126 in 2013.

South Africa’s mines are becoming safer — 2019 coul...

In 2016, 73 miners were killed working in South Africa’s mining sector, or about 1.4 a week. That underscores the dangerous nature of the industry in South Africa, which is home to the world’s ...

South African Mine fatalities at a ... - Mining Review Africa

Since 1993, the industry has experienced a more than 92% decline in the number of fatalities from 615 to 51 in 2019. There have also been improvements in disease incidence rates. In the decade to 2018, the key disease rates for the mining sector – which include silicosis, TB and noise-induced hearing loss – improved by 74%, 63% and 56% respectively.

Mining deaths decline | SAnews - SAnews | South African ...

Pretoria – 2015 saw the lowest number of fatalities ever recorded in the mining sector since the start of mining in South Africa. “A total of 77 fatalities were reported in 2015 compared to 84 reported for 2014. This translates to an improvement of 8% year-on-year,” …

Rock-related fatality trends in the South African gold ...

Rock-related fatality trends in the South African gold mining industry decrease of the total rock-related fatality rate is 2.3 per cent per year and, considering the scatter of the data, it can be stated with 80 per cent confidence that the average decrease is between 1.0 per cent and 3.6 per cent per year.

Mineral Resources releases 2018 Mine Health and Safety ...

1-3-2019· South Africa, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), Solidarity, UASA and the South African Institute of Rock Engineers. Monitoring and enforcing compliance with the law. In November 2018 we issued two directives to the South African Mining Industry.

Mine Fatalities in South Africa Rise First Time in Decade ...

8-12-2017· Operators in South Africa still use labor-intensive mining methods such as hand drilling. Miners could reduce fatalities -- and increase profit margins -- by automating their operations.

Mining: a brief history | Statistics South Africa

Of course, mining is not the only industry that contributes to the South African economy. A different animal was the South African economy in 1980 compared with the economy we have now, as shown in the graphic below. Manufacturing was the largest industry in 1980, falling to fourth place in 2016. Mining was the second most influential industry ...

Mineral Resources releases 2018 Mine Health and Safety ...

South Africa, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), Solidarity, UASA and the South African Institute of Rock Engineers. Monitoring and enforcing compliance with the law. In November 2018 we issued two directives to the South African Mining Industry.

South African Mine fatalities at a ... - Mining Review Africa

Since 1993, the industry has experienced a more than 92% decline in the number of fatalities from 615 to 51 in 2019. There have also been improvements in disease incidence rates. In the decade to 2018, the key disease rates for the mining sector – which include silicosis, TB and noise-induced hearing loss – improved by 74%, 63% and 56% respectively.

Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines ...

Comparison of South African coal mine fatality rates with other countries The comparison of the South African mine accident experience with other major industries has led to an extensive debate in mining circles within South Africa (Wagner et al., 1988).

South Africa announces 10% drop in mining deaths in 2018

The South African Department of Mineral Resources has announced statistics regarding the safety performance of the mining sector in 2018, which show a 10% decrease in fatalities compared to 2017. Total fatalities across all commodities fell year-on-year from 90 to 81, with improvements of 10% and 59% in coal and platinum sectors respectively.

Why Aren't Fatality Rates in South African Mining Falling ...

South Africa recorded 285 mining fatalities in the year 2000, by 2018 this number had fallen to 81. Despite the improvement, 81 fatalities remains an awfully high figure. ... We believe that reducing the fatality rate in the mining industry requires a mindset shift to address decision making.

58 mine workers died in 2018, says mining industry

Fifty-eight - that is the number of workers who have died in South African mines to date this year compared with 51 during the same period in 2017. 58 mine workers died in 2018, says mining ...

An Introduction to South African Accident Statistics

South African Accident Statistics Many workers have an intuitive feeling that work in South African factories and mines is dangerous. For a union wanting to take action over hazardous work, accident statistics can be very useful to help focus campaigns on the most dangerous industries and jobs.

DMR: Marginal improvement in SA mining health & safety …

DMR mining minister Mosebenzi Zwane. The Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR) minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Thursday announced South Africa’s 2015 mining health and safety statistics which were an improvement on 2014, but only marginally.. 77 fatalities were reported in …

South Africa mine death toll hits 54 after copper mine ...

South African mining fatalities increased last year for the first time in a decade and, six and a half months into 2018, the industry is on pace for the most deaths since the 112 reported in 2012.

41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

The annual death toll from accidents on South African mines fluctuates around 800. The figure for i960 was close to 1,400 because of the Coalbrook disaster of January 21. In Britain the number of deaths from mining accidents seldom exceeds 200 a year. In 19^6, the last year for which we have detailed figures,

Virtual reality for mine safety training in South Africa

South African mines, is being emphasized by all industry stakeholders and driven by legislation1. Accident statistics (cf. Table I) highlight the need to address falls of ground as the primary safety hazard in underground (gold) mining operations2. The high incidence of accidents and fatalities in the South African mining industry3, in ...

Why Aren't Fatality Rates in South African Mining Falling ...

South Africa recorded 285 mining fatalities in the year 2000, by 2018 this number had fallen to 81. Despite the improvement, 81 fatalities remains an awfully high figure. ... We believe that reducing the fatality rate in the mining industry requires a mindset shift to address decision making.

South Africa mine death toll hits 54 after copper mine ...

South African mining fatalities increased last year for the first time in a decade and, six and a half months into 2018, the industry is on pace for the most deaths since the 112 reported in 2012.

South Africa: Mining Fatalities Unacceptably High ...

Fatalities in the gold industry still make up more than double that recorded in any other area of the mining industry. Last year, 174 employees were killed while working at gold operations.

South Africa: Fatalities At South Africa's Mines Drop ...

The South African mining industry has reported a significant drop in the number of fatalities and injuries on mines, although official numbers from the Department of Mineral Resources are only ...

Safety in South African industry: An analysis of accident ...

Fatality rates published by the factory inspectorate from 1962 until 1982 (when publication of incidence data stopped) show that the fatality rate in manufacturing has not declined significantly. Analysis of manufacturing sub-sectors shows that in most the fatality rate either remained static or, in …

South Africa Mine Accident Statistics - Sacma

South Africa Mine Accident Statistics. RSA ... Gloria Colliery Koornfontein – 16 fatalities in a fire Diamond mining industry 1996: Rovic – 20 fatalities in inundation 2002 ... Fatality rates Jan 2003 - April 2004 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2003JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 2004JAN FEB MAR APR Other mines Gold ...

Concern over high fatality rate of SA mineworkers – The ...

Concern over high fatality rate of SA mineworkers Vicky Abraham According to the Department of Mineral Resources, the industry recorded 73 fatalities and 3 139 serious injuries in 2015.

South African mine deaths rise after years of improving ...

South Africa’s fatality frequency rate - a ratio of deaths per million hours worked - fell to 0.08 in 2015 from 0.3 in 2003. That remains higher than other mining jurisdictions such as Australia ...

41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

The annual death toll from accidents on South African mines fluctuates around 800. The figure for i960 was close to 1,400 because of the Coalbrook disaster of January 21. In Britain the number of deaths from mining accidents seldom exceeds 200 a year. In 19^6, the last year for which we have detailed figures,