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Statistics show decline in mining fatalities

24 January 2020 1:56 PM
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Mining
Department of Mineral Resources
Mines
mining deaths
Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

Department of Minerals and Energy chief inspector of mine David Msiza says more needs to be done.

Minister of Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has released statistics regarding safety performance in the sector.

Mantashe reported that mining deaths have decreased in the industry.

At least 51 deaths were recorded last year compared to 81 in 2018.

Clement Manyathela speaks to the Department of Minerals and Energy chief inspector of mine David Msiza about the report.

We have been engaging with organised labour and business to ensure we achieve a goal of zero harm. We are saying there is still more to be done.

David Msiza, Chief inspector of mine - Department of Minerals and Energy

From the stats that we are showing today is that most of the diseases that were reported by the mining companies was pulmonary TB, which is caused by exposure to dust.

David Msiza, Chief inspector of mine - Department of Minerals and Energy

Secondly, we had noise hearing-induced loss.

David Msiza, Chief inspector of mine - Department of Minerals and Energy

Meanwhile, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) secretary for health and safety Sipho Mungwe says they welcome the decrease in the number.

There is nothing to celebrate because it is the loss of life but we welcome the decline.

Sipho Mungwe, Secretary for Health and Safety - NUM

Listen to the full interview below...


24 January 2020 1:56 PM
Tags:
Mining
Department of Mineral Resources
Mines
mining deaths
Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

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