JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – A rock drill operator at AngloGold Ashanti’s TauTona mine, in Carletonville, has died following a fall-of-ground incident on Monday.
The Department of Mineral Resources had been notified of the incident and an in loco inspection had been concluded, the gold miner said in a statement.
Management had since suspended development and secondary support operations at the mine until safe operating conditions had been confirmed.
“AngloGold Ashanti would like to express its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. Management is working with the employee’s family to assist them through this difficult time,” it stated.