https://www.engineeringnews.co.za
Africa|Construction|Gold|Health|Safety|Surface|Underground
Africa|Construction|Gold|Health|Safety|Surface|Underground
africa|construction|gold|health|safety|surface|underground

Council worried about safety, wellbeing of employees kept underground at Springs mine

24th October 2023

By: Creamer Media Reporter

     

Font size: - +

Minerals Council South Africa says it is deeply concerned about the health and safety of more than 500 workers underground at Gold One’s Modder East mine, near Springs, in Gauteng.

"The employees have been underground well past their statutory shift and the council is worried about their health and safety, with reports of nine people injured, and that food and medical supplies are not reaching people underground," it says.

The more than 500 employees have remained underground since Sunday evening, with trade union the National Union of Mineworkers alleging that they are being held hostage by rival union the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU).

AMCU has denied the allegations.

"The Minerals Council has reached out to all the parties involved to understand what has transpired and if it can assist in resolving the matter. Of utmost importance is the need to ensure the health and safety of all those who are underground and for them to all come to the surface while the situation is peacefully resolved.

"The council urges all role-players to find a speedy resolution to the situation before more people are hurt and the health, safety and emotional wellbeing of all those people underground are compromised," the council states.

Edited by Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online

Comments

 

Showroom

Rio-Carb
Rio-Carb

Our Easy Access Chute concept was developed to reduce the risks related to liner maintenance. Currently, replacing wear liners require that...

VISIT SHOWROOM 
Willard
Willard

Rooted in the hearts of South Africans, combining technology and a quest for perfection to bring you a battery of peerless standing. Willard...

VISIT SHOWROOM 

Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Magazine round up | 12 April 2024
Magazine round up | 12 April 2024
12th April 2024

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
PLUS
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?

MAGAZINE & ONLINE

SUBSCRIBE

RESEARCH CHANNEL AFRICA

SUBSCRIBE

CORPORATE PACKAGES

CLICK FOR A QUOTATION







sq:0.121 0.171s - 230pq - 2rq
Subscribe Now