gold mining accidents

SOUTH AFRICA: ORKNEY: GOLD MINE ACCIDENT 56 BODIES ...

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 no-one had survived the disaster and the country's most powerful union has accused them of gross negligence. By late Friday, searchers working 2,300 metres (1.4 miles) underground had pulled more than ...

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Worst Mining Disasters In Human History - WorldAtlas

2. Courrieres Coal Mine, Courrieres, France, March 1906 (1,099 deaths) One of the most grotesque mining accidents to ever be recorded in Europe has to be this one, which occurred in Courrieres, France and killed 1,099 people. Early in the morning on the 10th of March, 1906, a gas explosion happened, fueling a series of blasts through the entire mine.

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The world's worst coal mining disasters

Dhanbad Coal Mine Disasters (1965 and1975) – India. The Dhanbad coal mine disaster occurred on the night between 27th and 28th May in the Dhori colliery near Dhanbad, the major coal mining town in India. The disaster led to the deaths of 375 miners. It …

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Mine Disasters, 1839-2020 | NIOSH | CDC

Accident type . Explosion - includes explosives, blast, powder fumes; Fire - includes smoke; Water - includes flood, dam failure, inundation ; Ground fall - includes cave-in, roof fall/bump, fall of rock/face/rib, collapse, slide of bank, snowslide ; Machinery/Equipment fall - includes cage fall, fall of skip, mine car fall, hoisting accident, crosshead fall, breaking drawbar

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Fatality Reports | Mine Safety and Health Administration ...

Fatality Reports. MSHA investigates each mining fatality and prepares the following documents to alert the mining community and prevent similar occurrences. • Fatality Alert - describes the accident and lists best practices that may have prevented it. • Preliminary Report - …

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Gold prospecting - Gold Mining Disasters

In the century between 1870 and 1970, the United States recorded 104 mining disasters which took five or more lives, for a total of 1403 people killed. However, only 25% of those were gold mining accidents. Of those 27 disasters in gold mines, 12 involved fire, the main supports being timber, and crowded bunkhouses jammed together in tinder dry ...

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As Many As 100 Feared Dead in Gold Mine Accident

The worst gold mining disaster occurred in 1909 when 152 miners died in a flooded mine. Labor leader Sam Shilowa today called for an independent investigation, including foreign experts, to determine the cause of the accident. Shilowa is head of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, an umbrella group of mostly black labor organizations.

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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. 81 miners were killed in the 1887 gas explosion in the Bulli Mine.

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2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill - Wikipedia

The 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill was an environmental disaster that began at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, when Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) personnel, along with workers for Environmental Restoration LLC (a Missouri company under EPA contract to mitigate pollutants from the closed mine), caused the release of toxic waste water into the Animas River …

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Gold rush star dies in car accident - Lawyer info

Chris ' gold mining career happened by accident. In 2010, he was a carpenter asked to build a cabin for the Hoffmans. Chris worked for 25 years as a plant carpenter before he came to the Klondike. In his spare time, he is a competitive rifle shooter and makes his own wine.

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15 Insane mining accidents - Mineral Processing & Metallurgy

In the century between 1870 and 1970, the United States recorded 104 mining disasters which took five or more lives, for a total of 1403 people killed. However, only 25% of those were gold mining accidents. Of those 27 disasters in gold mines, 12 involved fire, the main supports being timber, and crowded bunkhouses jammed together in tinder dry ...

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SOUTH AFRICA: ORKNEY: GOLD MINE ACCIDENT: 100 MINERS ...

(11 May 1995) English/NatRescue workers began the grim task of hoisting the bodies of gold miners killed in an accident Wednesday night in Orkney, South Afri...

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Death toll climbs to 12 in Colombia mine accident

Mining accidents are common in Colombia, especially at illegal mines like this one in areas dominated by criminal gangs. Mayor Eduardo Grijalba has asked Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to help end illegal mining after failed efforts by local authorities to shut down the mine …

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INFORMATION CIRCULAR MAJOR DISASTERS AT METAL …

Fremont Consolidated Gold Mine Drytown, California November 30, 1907 - 11 Killed (2) A fire that occurred in this mine resulted in the death of 11 miners. They were lowered onto the shaft after the noon hour, but no one was aware of the fire. The skip jammed in the shaft, and only 2 …

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Congo gold mine collapses, killing at least 50, NGO says ...

Mining accidents are common in unregulated mines in Congo, with dozens of deaths every year in mines where often ill-equipped diggers burrow deep underground. ... A landslide at a disused gold ...

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Analysis of artisanal and small-scale gold mining ...

The single accident in 2010 and 2011 claiming the lives of 100 and 140 illegal artisanal and small-scale miners respectively occurred in the Dunkwa district, accounting for its highest number of deaths. The result further shows some linkage between the number of accidents and the number of fatalities.

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One presumed dead, two injured in accident at B.C. gold mine

One person is presumed dead and another two were injured after an accident at a gold mine in interior British Columbia. New Gold Inc. said in a release that a …

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Argentina mine accident spills cyanide into rivers | News ...

Over a million litres of a cyanide solution leaked from the Veladero gold mine in Argentina's western San Juan province into nearby rivers in the Jáchal basin, following a pipe valve failure on 12 September. The event has exposed underlying tensions, with local residents questioning official information released about the potential health consequences of the accident.

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11 killed in two gold mine accidents in central China ...

Accidents at two neighboring gold mines in central China's Henan province killed 11 people on Friday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities.

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List of gold mining disasters - Wikipedia

13 List of gold mining disasters. This is a list of gold mining disasters resulting from dam failure, cyanide leaking into the environment and inappropriate toxic waste discharge related to gold mining using the gold cyanidation technique. 1971 Certej dam failure: A dam failure resulted in the leak of 300,000 cubic metres of cyanide-contaminated ...

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Nine killed in Indonesia mining accident

Nine people were killed by a landslide at an illegal gold mine in Sumatra, an Indonesian official said Sunday. The accident happened Saturday in South Solok in West Sumatra province when a group of 12 people were digging for gold at an abandoned mine. The area has several abandoned mines from the colonial era.

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Twelve die in DR Congo gold mine accident: UN radio

Twelve die in DR Congo gold mine accident: UN radio. A dozen clandestine miners died when a makeshift gold mine collapsed in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo, UN radio Okapi reported Monday. The accident took place around midday Saturday near Bondo in Lower Uele province, the report quoted regional deputy Eddy Pascal Sinango as saying.

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Worker killed in Alaska gold mining accident | Reuters

The Kensington accident is the second mining death this year for Alaska. A worker at the Fort Knox open-pit gold mine near Fairbanks was killed in a fall in June.

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Heavy machinery accidents, mishaps and other interesting ...

Amazing pictures of super heavy machinery working in extreme conditions at the Stockton mine in New Zealand.Royalty free music from teknoaxe, visit the websi...

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Disasters in the Gold Rush Era — Calisphere

About the Images. The images in this group suggest that life during the Gold Rush could be harsh and unpredictable. But the ever-present risk of floods, earthquakes, shipwrecks, and other disasters did not deter determined would-be miners from continuing to seek their fortune in the Golden State.

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CDC - Mining - Data & Statistics - NIOSH

The NIOSH Mine and Mine Worker Charts are interactive graphs, maps, and tables for the U.S. mining industry that show data over multiple or single years. Users can select a variety of breakdowns for statistics, including number of active mines in each sector by year; number of employees and employee hours worked by sector; fatal and nonfatal injury counts and rates by sector and accident class.

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Qixia gold mine accident - Wikipedia

National and state resources for coal and metal and nonmetal mine accidents, disasters and fatalities. ... work, and recreate in Colorado's mountains. From the beginning of the Colorado gold rush in 1859 to the winter of 2006 avalanches killed 693 people. Colorado Mine Accident Index (Non-Fatal) Years covered: 1883-1900

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2010 Copiapó mining accident - Wikipedia

The 2010 Copiapó mining accident, also known then as the "Chilean mining accident", began on Thursday, 5 August 2010, with a cave-in at the San José copper–gold mine, located in the Atacama Desert 45 kilometers (28 mi) north of the regional capital of Copiapó, in northern Chile.Thirty-three men, trapped 700 meters (2,300 ft) underground and 5 kilometers (3 mi) from the mine's entrance via ...

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How to Avoid Gold Mine and Coal Mine Accident? - FTM …

Measures for preventing gold mines or coal mines disasters. 1.Perform a systematic analysis of the terrain and surrounding environment before mining. Avoid the appearance of collapse and water seepage in the absence of analysis. 2.Do not violate the rules of production, which means people should get a mining certificate before starting the gold ...

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Mining fatalities in South Africa at record low as ...

Platinum mining caused seven more deaths in 2019 than the year before. The department said in its report that the increase "is a concern", and that "specific attention" would be paid to platinum mining in 2020. Other sectors improved their death rate, with deaths outside coal, platinum and gold mining down by 70%.

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Qixia gold mine accident - Wikipedia

Gold mining in China – Overview of gold mining in the People's Republic of China; Mine rescue – Rescue of persons trapped after mining accidents; Mining accident – Accident occurring during the process of mining minerals; Qixia, Shandong – County-level city in Shandong, People's Republic of China; Rescue – Operations for life saving ...

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Fail at work: Mining accident - death of super mining ...

Fail at work: Mining accident - death of super mining trucks: & & ... !

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12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety. The Xinhua News Agency said Monday a note passed through a rescue shaft Sunday night reported the fate of …

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Angola: 11 people killed in illegal gold mining incidents ...

The local authorities suggest that at least 11 people have perished in central Angola's Huambo region in the last three months due to illegal mining, particularly gold. The deaths took place in the towns of Bailundo, Ucuma, Chinjenje, Longonjo, Caala, Chicala-Cholohanga, and Huambo, according to Huambo Provincial Commander of the National Police, Commissioner Francisco Ribas.

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