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amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) reports that the seventy-second mining death of the year took place at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu operations outside Carletonville on 10 December.

In a statement, AMCU said the report it received pointed to a team leader being struck by a snatch block as it came loose from its anchoring points. According to AMCU health and safety national chairperson Xolani Bokoloshe, the team leader was 35 years old and leaves behind a wife and two children. Bokoloshe indicated that the latest incident was the third of its type at Kusasalethu this year and, according to the union’s records, it was also the third “accident of this nature” in the mining industry this year. “Harmony is now second with 14 workers killed for 2021, just behind Sibanye-Stillwater that is still leading the pack with 18 killed for this year. It cannot continue like this. Something must be done,” said Bokoloshe.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard at Mining Weekly

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