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SOUTH AFRICA ORKNEY GOLD MINE ACCIDENT 56 BODIES

English Nat Searchers have now retrieved 56 bodies from the wreckage of a gold mine accident in Orkney South Africa The mine s owners Anglo American said noone had survived the disaster and the country s most powerful union has accused them of gross negligence

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List of disasters in the United States by death toll

7 ensp 0183 ensp This list of United States disasters by death toll includes disasters that occurred either in the United States at diplomatic missions of the United States or incidents outside of the United States in which a number of U S citizens were killed It does not include death tolls from the American Civil War Due to inflation the monetary damage estimates are not comparable

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Mining Disasters In South Africa From mbokodoinnscoza Coalbrook mine disaster 1960 South Africa 1942 ChinaThe Benxihu colliery disaster in China cost 1 549 lives and is believed to be the worst coal mining disaster everCoalbrook mine disaster with 435 deaths is the worst ever disaster in South Africa s mining Online Chat

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Water Pollution in South Africa and it s Public Health

The water pollution in South Africa has affected water quality and impacted negatively on public health and functioning of ecosystems including the rising cost of water treatment The report suggests that the primary sources of water pollution are untreated or partially treated effluents from municipal industrial and mining wastewater discharges

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Worst Mining Disasters In Human History WorldAtlas

Apr 25 2017 nbsp 0183 32Worst Mining Disasters In Human History Sadly striving for quick profits in lieu of safety considerations led to several of these calamities The threat of mine collapses explosions floods and mineral dust damaging one s lungs are always at the back of the minds of miners all over the world

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Mining disasters and rescues Health24

Mining disasters and rescues On 1 January 1960 435 miners died in a mining disaster at Coalbrook in South Africa Rock falls and methane poisoning were to blame In Wankie in Zimbabwe a

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The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining

South Africa is a politically sophistied country and both mine owners and the communities they work in have developed an understanding of and an interest in mining and its externalities SA mine owners have played a prominent part in the MMSD mining council

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Historical Mine Disasters 2016 This graph displays mining disaster incidents and fatalities from 1900 through 2016 A mining disaster is an incident with 5 or more fatalities During the period there were 591 mining disaster incidents resulting in 12 800 fatalities

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Look Back The 1996 Marcopper mining disaster

Look Back The 1996 Marcopper mining disaster UPDATED On Ma the Philippines saw one of the biggest mining disasters in Philippine history which led to a drastic change in the

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Environmental Risks of Mining

11 ensp 0183 ensp Mining is an inherently invasive process that can cause damage to a landscape in an area much larger than the mining site itself The effects of this damage can continue years after a mine has shut down including the addition to greenhouse gasses death of flora and fauna and erosion of land and habitat An example of the scarred land of a

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South Africa Mine Accident Statistics

South Africa Mine Accident Statistics RSA Fatality rates 1990 2004 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 8 1 1 2 1 4 1 6 1 8 2 Disasters Coal mining industry 1993 Middelbult Colliery – 53 fatalities in an explosion 1994 Gloria Colliery Koornfontein – 16 fatalities in a fire Diamond mining industry

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SOUTH AFRICA ORKNEY GOLD MINE ACCIDENT 100 MINERS

Jul 21 2015 nbsp 0183 32English Nat Rescue workers began the grim task of hoisting the bodies of gold miners killed in an accident Wednesday night in Orkney South Africa At least 100 miners are believed to have been

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10 Devastating Unnatural Disasters

This is a list of 10 of the worst disasters in our history however the devastation caused by these disasters have been as a direct result of manmade accomplishments Reader discretion is advised I have deliberately not included tragedies that are a direct result of acts of War as they would account for the whole list So as to not bore the reader too much I have varied the content as much as

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Mine Accidents and Disasters

Mining accidents and disasters are preventable It is a tragedy that history is often repeated and the lessons from previous accidents and disasters seem to be forgotten or ignored The Mining Warden s Inquiry Report into the Moura No 2 Mine disaster in 1994 found The previous three Inquiries into major explosions in Queensland coal mines

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MINE ACCIDENTS AND DISASTERS The overall number of deaths in the South African mining industry has declined over the past decades but the greatest impact of mining accidents is noticed amongst the family members and colleagues left behind after a mine worker lost his or her life

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Mining And Construction Disasters In South Africa Mining disasters in South Africa the Rovic Diamond Mine disaster and the criminal liability of the mine authorities Mine disaster kills 177 South African History Online On 16 September 1986 177 mine workers were killed at Kinross Mine in one of South Africas worst mine disasters

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Mining disasters and rescues Health24

Mining disasters and rescues On 1 January 1960 435 miners died in a mining disaster at Coalbrook in South Africa Rock falls and methane poisoning were to blame In Wankie in Zimbabwe a

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The world s worst mining disasters

Sep 09 2012 · The mining company San Esteban is under bankruptcy protection and its assets have been sold off to help resolve debts and pay severance to the miners Pike River New Zealand A series of four explosions occurred at the Pike River mine once the second largest hard coking coal export mine in New Zealand between the 19 and 28 November 2010

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The Most Common Accidents in the Mining Industry

Jan 14 2019 nbsp 0183 32The yearly average in coal mining decreased to 30 fatalities from 20012005 though 60 to 70 miners still die each year in the U S coal and noncoal mining industry The most common accidents occurring in the mining industry are the result of poisonous or explosive gases or mishaps relating to the use of explosives for blasting operations

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Coal mines generally have active mining zones and areas that were previously mined These mined out areas can be abandoned areas that are no longer ventilated and are separated from the active mining areas by explosion resistant structures called seals Seals are designed to contain an explosion within the abandoned area

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mining disasters in the past 10 years in south africa Twelve die in South African gold mine disaster in South Africa s worst mining disaster in two years over the past three years the death rate has averaged more than one miner killed referenceseveryday in South Inquire Now More than 170 mineworkers are killed at Kinross Mine

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In 1878 Cape Government Railways engineers were working feverishly to connect Cape Town to the diamond fields by rail Eighty kilometers beyond Touws River in the area called Moordenaars Karoo the rail route passed over the almost dry Buffalo River

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Historical Mine Disasters 19002016 This graph displays mining disaster incidents and fatalities from 1900 through 2016 A mining disaster is an incident with 5 or more fatalities During the period there were 591 mining disaster incidents resulting in 12 800 fatalities

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Five of the world s worst mining disasters

4 ensp 0183 ensp The Senghenydd Colliery disaster happened on Octo and was most likely caused by a methane explosion that ignited coal dust The accident killed 439 miners making it the most deadly mine accident in the United Kingdom Although this was the worst mining disaster in Wales more occured from 1850 to 1930

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List of industrial disasters

23 ensp 0183 ensp This article lists notable industrial disasters which are disasters caused by industrial companies either by accident negligence or incompetence They are a form of industrial accident where great damage injury or loss of life are caused Other disasters can also be considered industrial disasters if their causes are rooted in the products or processes of industry

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Mining in SA Then now and into the future IRR

According to one study China in 2003 accounted for 80 of coal mining fatalities even though it produced only 35 of the world s coal The worst disaster in South Africa occurred in 1960 when 437 miners died at the Coalbrook colliery near Sasolburg in a massive ground collapse

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Worst US Mine Disasters

The most mournful period on the calendar on this site is the 13 consecutive days from April 20th to May 2nd which reveals 17 mine disasters that killed 1 019 miners No mine disasters have occurred on Christmas Day and only 1 disaster the Moweaqua Mine Explosion in

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Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines

Leger J P 1991 Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines Safety Science 14 169–185 The trends and principal causes of occupational fatalities and disasters defined as six or more fatalities in one incident in the South African mining industry are analysed

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Australia s worst mine disasters Australasian Mine

We ve listed some of Australia s worst mine disaster and provided links to our content on those disasters The worst mining disaster in the history of Australia occurred in 1902 at Mount Kembla mine and claimed the lives of 96 miners The incident was the result of an explosion

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Mine Disasters South African National Disaster Management Mine Disasters Twelve mineworkers were killed in an explosion at the Beatrix gold mine on Tuesday May 8 in South Africa s worst occurred about 850 metres

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South Africa An Unnatural Disaster allAfrica

By 2050 mostly due to the likely effects of global warming there could be more than 150 million In 2001 170 million people were affected by disasters 97 of which were climate related

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The Golden Thread Coalbrook mine disaster 1960

Apr 21 2011 nbsp 0183 32Coalbrook mine disaster 1960 The general conclusion to be reached was that the collapse on 28 December occurred above the experimental area and on 21 January it spread outwards from that area only stopping where it reached solid ground or pillars that were wider than 12 2 m begin to say how much I appreciate your remarks John One

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Samarco dam collapse one year on from Brazil 39 s worst

Oct 15 2016 The mining dam collapse killed 19 people polluted a river and devastated livelihoods Nearly one year on from the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian in the state of Minas Gerais where the tragedy happened

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List of mining disasters in Poland

1 ensp 0183 ensp The following mining disasters have occurred in Poland 1565 – Golden Donkey in Złoty Stok – 59 killed 1880 – Renard coal mine in Sosnowiec – 200 killed 1896 – Kleofas coal mine in Katowice – 105 killed 1923 – Rozbark in Bytom – 145 killed 1931 – Wacław coal mine in Nowa Ruda – 151 killed 1941 – Nowa Ruda coal mine in Nowa Ruda – 180 killed

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S African Mine Tragedy Kills 100 Disaster Underground train

May 12 1995 JOHANNESBURG South Africa More than 100 mine workers were crushed to death when a 12 ton underground train engine and carriage

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10 More of the Worst Disasters in West Virginia s History

Jun 13 2015 nbsp 0183 3210 More of the Most Horrifying Disasters That Ever Happened In West Virginia West Virginians are no strangers to tragedy The coal mines while they brought us jobs and prosperity earlier in our history also were the sources of many disasters and the loss of many lives

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Fatalities at South Africa s mines drop

Jan 27 2015 · Overall fatality rates improved 72 to 0 09 in 2013 from 0 32 in 2003 Australia Canada and the US recorded a combined improvement rate of 29 to a rate of 0 05 in 2013 from 0 07 in 2003 Mining Weekly Online reported Injuries in South Africa fell from 8 515 in 1993 to 3 126 in 2013

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Death toll in Masakhane mine accident rises to seven

The death toll as a result of seismic events at Sibanye Stillwater s Masakhane mine in Driefontein near Carletonville on the West Rand has risen to seven‚ the company confirmed on Saturday

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Climate Change Impacts on South Africa

The Impact of Climate Change on South Africa Jenny Griffin South Africa Original Post Apr 3 2012 South Africa is well known for its immense beauty rich biodiversity and abundant wildlife However climate change poses a real risk to these natural assets as

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Worst natural disasters in South Africa

It is an act of water overflowing onto usually dry land Based on statistics 1987 has the record for having one of the worst natural disasters in South Africa which was characterized by the loss of many innocent lives by the hundreds and thousands of people were also affected

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mining disasters occured in sa greenrevolution mining disasters occured in sa As a leading global manufacturer of crushing and milling equipment we offer advanced rational solutions for any sizereductionThis was the worst of a spate of mine disasters in Wales that occurred during a period of shoddy mine safety from 1850 to 1930

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21 ensp 0183 ensp Man Made Disasters The difference between natural and man made disasters is the element of human intent or negligence that leads to human suffering and environmental damage many mirror natural disasters yet man has a direct hand in their occurrence These are the net result of inadequately managed man made hazards and they typically cost the most in terms of human

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Twelve die in South African gold mine disaster World

May 10 2001 · Twelve die in South African gold mine disaster By Barbara Slaughter 10 May 2001 Twelve mineworkers were killed in an explosion at the Beatrix gold mine on Tuesday May 8 in South Africa

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Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining Brilliant Earth

The use of mercury in gold mining is causing a global health and environmental crisis Mercury a liquid metal is used in artisanal and small scale gold mining to extract gold from rock and sediment Unfortunately mercury is a toxic substance that wreaks havoc on miners health not to mention the health of the planet

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Five of the most devastating pollution disasters in

Five of the most devastating pollution disasters in South Africa s history South Africa has had its fair share of disasters sparked by pollution

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The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters

The Worlds Worst Mining Disasters Share The death toll was 439 making it the most deadly mine accident in the UK This was the worst of a spate of mine disasters in Wales that occurred during a period of poor mine safety from 1850 to 1930 On J 290 died at the Albion Colliery in Cilfynydd Glamorgan in a gas explosion

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PDF Mining Disasters What lessons can be learnt

PDF This paper reviews mining disasters in English speaking countries between 1960 and 2005 In total 43 disasters are described A disaster is defined as an accident involving five or more

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5 South African Natural Resources That Changed The

Most of the gold are exported to various countries making it one of the 5 South African natural resources that have made a big impact to the world There are more than 30 large scale mines in the

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950 gold miners trapped underground in South Africa – The

Feb 02 2018 · About 950 gold miners were stuck underground in South Africa on Thursday after a power cut the mine s owner said though the workers were not reported to be in immediate danger

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South Africa Disaster Risk Profile PreventionWeb

Unlike historical estimates probabilistic risk assessment takes into account all disasters that can occur in the future including very intensive losses with long return periods and does overcomes the limitations associated with estimated derived from historical disaster loss data

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Five of the world s worst mining disasters

The Senghenydd Colliery disaster happened on October 14 1913 and was most likely caused by a methane explosion that ignited coal dust The accident killed 439 miners making it the most deadly mine accident in the United Kingdom Although this was the worst mining disaster in Wales more occured from 1850 to 1930

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Top 5 of South Africa s Most Destructive Natural Disasters

Here at Briefly we have dived our list into four categories earthquakes storms wild fires and floods Earthquakes The worst earthquake to hit South Africa was in Tulbagh an area located in the Winelands area of the Western Cape on the 29th of September 1969 it measured a staggering 6 5 on the Richter Scale the most recent powerful earthquake in Orkney only measured 5 5

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SA 226 €™s deadliest mine disasters in numbers

Collapses explosions and strikes have caused the worst mining disasters over the years From Coalbrook mine to Marikana MBALI ZWANE lists the deadliest mine accidents in South African history South Africa 226 €™s gold companies are already mining at the world 226 €™s deepest depths with Gold Fields digging more than 4 120m at its Driefontein mine

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10 Worst Disasters In Pennsylvania History

Apr 22 2015 · Such devastation takes on an even more poignant note when it occurs close to home though often the community response helps to alleviate the pain and loss felt by those directly affected by the disaster From floods to fires nuclear meltdowns to mine explosions here are the worst disasters that have occurred in the state of Pennsylvania

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Mining accident Wikipedia

The Monongah Mining Disaster was the worst mining accident of American history 362 workers were killed in an underground explosion on December 6 1907 in Monongah West Virginia The Cross Mountain Mine disaster occurred on December 9 1911 near the community of Briceville Tennessee killing 84 miners

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Throne s Account of the Sheppton Mine Disaster

Throne s Account of the Sheppton Mine Disaster Throne Tells How He and Fellin Survived Entombment Hallucianations Deliriums Despair Jubilation Editor s Note In August of 1963 miners Henry Throne David Fellin and Louis Bova were trapped more than 300 feet underground when the Sheppton mine collapsed Throne and Fellin were rescued

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SA s biggest environmental disaster 3 months away It is coming up to six months that the Department of Water Affair has been avoiding facing up to a challenge that could be South Africa s biggest environmental disaster ever

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10 of the Worst Natural Disasters in African History South Africa Floods – 2010 2011 A devastating flood occurred in South Africa early 2011 following series of heavy rain which lasted several weeks The flood was also associated with the global weather pattern prevalent at that time known as La Niña

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The worst mining disaster in South Africa occurred in the Coalbrook coal mine of Clydesdale Colliery on 21 January 1960 at around 19 00 when approximately 900 pillars Causes of the disaster 183 Rescue Efforts 183 Response to the Incident 183 Compensation World s Worst Mining Disasters ThoughtCo

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Five of the most devastating pollution disasters in

Five of the most devastating pollution disasters in South Africa s history we look at some of SA s worst pollution disasters 1 Selati River Kuger National Park which occurred so

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Oct 14 2010 In the wake of the rescue of 33 Chilean miners the BBC 39 s Olivia In the wake of the Chilean disaster the largest union in South Africa has

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14 Worst Engineering Disasters Of All Time

The Engineering world has seen some great achievements However history has shown that engineering has also faced many terrible failures Here you can gain some insight on such failures through our chronologically ordered list of the 14 worst engineering disasters of all time

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Mine Elevator Crash Kills 100 In South Africa SFGate

The nation s worst mining disaster occurred in 1960 when 437 workers were killed when they became trapped underground in a coal mine south of Johannesburg Mine Elevator Crash Kills 100 In South

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Some of the causes of natural disasters in South Africa are extreme weather changes human activities like mining and global warming With the most commonly occurring natural astrophe being flooding it s only right if we start from there as we highlight the use of South Africa natural disaster

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Klerksdorp earthquake mining or nature

Aug 25 2014 · 25 August 2014 Establishing whether the recent earthquake in South Africa s North West province was purely mining induced or caused by natural tectonic shifts in the earth s crust is not a simple matter experts said during a recent panel discussion hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR in Pretoria

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Quake shakes South Africa

Quake shakes South Africa a mining town near Klerksdorp in North West which was the epicentre of the earthquake the Council for Geoscience in SA later put the final

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Here Are The 10 Worst Disasters To Occur In Pennsylvania History Accidents and natural disasters are an inevitability The unpredictability of mother nature and the fallibility of mankind means that every once in a while our day to day lives come to a stop when we either find ourselves at the mercy of a tragic incident or when we stand in solidarity to witness a disaster in the news

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10 of the Worst Natural Disasters in African History South Africa Floods – 20102011 A devastating flood occurred in South Africa early 2011 following series of heavy rain which lasted several weeks The flood was also associated with the global weather pattern prevalent at that time known as La Ni 241a

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10 More of the Worst Disasters in West Virginia s History

Jun 13 2015 · 10 More of the Most Horrifying Disasters That Ever Happened In West Virginia West Virginians are no strangers to tragedy The coal mines while they brought us jobs and prosperity earlier in our history also were the sources of many disasters and the loss of many lives

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Mining disasters in South Africa the Rovic Diamond Mine disaster and the criminal liability of the mine authorities Mine disaster kills 177 South African History Online On 16 September 1986 177 mine workers were killed at Kinross Mine in one of South Africa s worst mine disasters

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Mining disasters and rescues Harmony Gold praised its rescue team on Sunday evening after it completed a hour rescue mission to bring to the surface

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More than 170 mineworkers are killed at Kinross Mine

More than 170 mineworkers are killed at Kinross Mine South Africa 16 September 1986 References Anon 1995 Anon unknown South African Disaster in a Gold mine online Available at time Accessed 3 September 2010

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The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is one of the worst company created environmental disasters in history Water and wetlands are sullied People are dead We re still waiting on wildlife casualties and strange illnesses Amazingly these themes are familiar As long as mines and factories have existed they ve cut corners to save money sprung leaks and

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