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

24-01-2020· 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

28-01-2016· 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,” Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said.

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.

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.

41 DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICAN MINES - sahistory.org.za

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,

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 ...

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 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 – …

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

01-11-1991· 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).

Mine Accidents and Disasters | Department of Mineral …

Between 1984 and 2005, more than 11 000 mine workers died in South Africa. In 2003, the death toll from mining accidents was approximately 270 fatalities and an agreement was reached to reduce mining fatalities by 20% per annum. The year 2010 was an achievement for the South African mining industry with a 24% reduction year-on-year since the ...

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 …

South Africa Mining Production | 1981-2020 Data | 2021 ...

Mining production in South Africa sank 47.3 percent year-on-year in April of 2020, following an 18 percent tumble in the previous month. It was the biggest decline in mining activity since available records began in January of 1981, mainly attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations since March 27th which forced mines to suspend operations.

Unnatural Deaths in South African Platinum Miners, …

By comparison, the reported occupational fatality rate in South Africa overall was much lower, at 14/100,000 workers in 1993. In 2003, an analysis of fatal occupational injuries in the platinum mining sector in South Africa, that included the cohort reported here, showed that 70% of deaths were related to compliance issues.

South Africa could do more for miners, says ILO mining ...

A drop in fatalities The mining industry has been booming in South Africa over the last few years. According to a government report from 2008, about 2.7 per cent of the economically active population was employed in this sector.

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 …

Occupational injuries and fatalities in copper mining in ...

Analogous differences between underground and surface miners have been reported in the South African gold mining industry and in metalliferous mining in USA and Australia [6, 7, 9]. While fall of rocks was the most common cause of fatalities in our study, handling of materials and tools such as pneumatic drills, jumpers, jacks and hammers was the most frequently reported mechanism of injuries.

Minerals | Statistics South Africa

The 2017 Mining Charter published by government in June has seen its fair share of debate, opening intense discussions on the industry’s future. Outside of this policy debate, Stats SA recently published figures showing how the industry performed in 2016 and 2017. 2016 wasn’t a good year for South African mining. The industry as a read more »

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

01-11-1991· 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).

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 ...

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 …

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: 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.

Mine Accidents and Disasters | Department of Mineral …

Between 1984 and 2005, more than 11 000 mine workers died in South Africa. In 2003, the death toll from mining accidents was approximately 270 fatalities and an agreement was reached to reduce mining fatalities by 20% per annum. The year 2010 was an achievement for the South African mining industry with a 24% reduction year-on-year since the ...

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.

Fatality statistics by industry | Safe Work Australia

Table 1: Worker fatalities: number of fatalities and fatality rate by industry of employer, 2018 This page provides statistics on worker fatalities by industry. Work-related fatalities data is reported on an annual basis and is sourced from our work-related traumatic injury fatalities database.

South Africa's Mining Industry - South African Market …

We take a look at a few highlights/low lights of South Africa's mining industry as published by Statistics South Africa Exactly a week after delegates closed the 26 th Investing in African Mining Indaba, Stats SA released data on the performance of the mining industry …

WHO | The high burden of injuries in South Africa

The high burden of injuries in South Africa Rosana Norman a, Richard Matzopoulos b, Pam Groenewald a, Debbie Bradshaw a Introduction. International recognition of and assistance for injury control efforts are well below the levels directed at other health problems, particularly in developing countries. 1, 2 A lack of reliable statistics has largely hidden the health and development impacts of ...