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Daily podcast – November 3, 2009

By: Shannon de Ryhove A mineworker at Gold Fields' Kloof mine, near Carletonville, died during the Monday night shift; and Zambia's Chambishi Metals will restart production this week. 

AngloGold Ashanti reports Tau Lekoa fatality

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Gold producer AngloGold Ashanti on Thursday reported that a night shift cleaner at the company’s Tau Lekoa mine, in the North West Province, had been fatally injured when two locomotives collided at a cross cut, 1 350 m below surface. AngloGold Ashanti spokesperson Joanne Jones stated that all... 

Drill speeds up development and secondary drilling

By: Beth Shirley Mining and construction specialist company Sandvik has developed a second generation single-boom hydraulic drill system, mounted on an underground locomotive, that is being extensively trialled at two gold mines owned by gold-miner Gold Fields. The system is known as a locomotive drill rig. 

Gold Fields reopens Kloof section after fatality

By: Chanel de Bruyn The main shaft headgear section at Gold Fields’ Kloof mine, in Carletonville, had reopened on Monday, spokesperson Marritt Claasen confirmed on Tuesday. The gold-miner had reported early on Monday morning that the section was still closed after a worker had fallen to his death from the main... 

Daily podcast – February 23, 2009

By: Fatima Gabru In today's podcast: African Rainbow Minerals triples its headline earnings; and the main shaft headgear section at Gold Fields' Kloof mine, in Carlentonville, remains closed after a worker fell to his death on Saturday. 

Section of Gold Fields’ Kloof mine closed after death

By: Chanel de Bruyn The main shaft headgear section at Gold Fields’ Kloof mine, in Carletonville, remained closed on Monday morning, after a worker fell to his death on Saturday. Spokesperson Marritt Claasen confirmed that a worker had died after falling from the main shaft headgear on Saturday.  

Gold Fields, AngloGold report fatalities at SA mines

By: Christy van der Merwe TTwo mineworkers have lost their lives at Gold Fields' Kloof mine, and another at AngloGold Ashanti's Tau Tona operation, the companies reported. The fatality at Kloof occured after a seismic event measuring 1,2 on the Richter scale caused a fall of ground at the number four shaft at about 02:17... 

Company Announcement: Mine fatalities for 2007 at 201

Attached please find a press release on: Mining fatalities for the year stand at 201, after the death of three workers in separate accidents over the weekend. Fatal accidents occurred at Anglo Platinum and Xstrata near Rustenburg and a miner dies at Gold Fields’ Kloof Mine near... 

Gold Fields workers embark on illegal strike

By: Christy van der Merwe Work has stopped at Gold Fields' Kloof mine as about 15 000 miners from the Wednesday night shift and Thursday morning shift downed tools to attend the memorial service for fellow mine workers killed in an accident on Tuesday last week. 

Western Areas receives upgrade, seen in play

By: Nicola Mawson World number three gold-miner Barrick Gold Corporation's takeover bid for world number five Placer Dome has implications for a smaller South African miner. 

One shaft, 11 hydropowered rigs

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu The introduction of hydropowered equipment at the Number Four shaft at Gold Fields’ Kloof mine, in Westonaria, will go a long way towards the mine’s goal of becoming the gold-mining group’s safest and most profitable operation, a senior offical tells Mining Weekly. 


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