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amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has called for a commission to be set up by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to determine the real causes of several mining accidents over the past few months.  

The commission would determine whether more could have been done to avoid the consequences and would take place in addition to regular inquiries in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act.  This comes after a spate of incidents during the past few months, including one on Saturday morning at AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine that saw one worker being killed and two mineworkers being trapped.  While one worker has been extracted and is in hospital, the other worker is still trapped underground.

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