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amcu thumb medium80 81TimesLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Thursday evening that two mineworkers had been killed the preceding 24 hours.  

The union stated:  “Even though the details are still coming in‚ initial reports have it that one mineworker perished at Dishaba Mine close to Thabazimbi in Limpopo‚ while the other one passed away earlier today [Thursday] at Kopanang Mine on the West Rand.  The names of the fallen workers are not yet known.  Amcu is concerned that both these incidents relate to falls of ground and both are repeatable accidents.”  The trade union said it wanted the Department of Mineral Resources to hold mines accountable when miners died on duty.  It also wanted the Mine Health and Safety Act to be amended to increase regulation.  In July‚ the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) also asked for mining bosses to be held accountable for mineworkers’ deaths.

  • Read this report by Nico Gous in full at TimesLive


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