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MR CementationMining Weekly reports that a hard-won culture of safety has earned Murray & Roberts Cementation the accolade of seven-million fatality-free shifts from the Association of Mine Managers of SA (AMMSA).

The award was presented to Murray & Roberts Cementation project executive Kethu Mokgatlha by AMMSA president Mosala Letebele at a ceremony in Johannesburg, in June, to recognise the company’s outstanding achievement. The seven-million shifts were undertaken over a period of almost nine years and spanned five different shaft-sinking projects in SA. The work undertaken also covered specialist interventions such as ore pass rehabilitation, grout sealing and underground support systems. Murray & Roberts Cementation risk executive Trevor Schultz said the award was particularly heartening in a working environment that carried a range of technical risk factors. He pointed to the culture of safety, developed over decades of intense focus and commitment, as the foundation for this safety milestone. “It also requires that everyone in the business – from those at the rockface right through to the executive management – is focused on the same goal. It starts with carefully structured training at entry level and a continuous emphasis on our corporate values, which prioritise safe working practices and a constructive mindset that must be developed over time,” Schultz explained.

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