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Turkey jails mine bosses over 2014 disaster that killed 301

The accident in May 2014 killed 301 people when one of the pits of the Soma mine became engulfed by flames and carbon monoxide gas

Shabangu to visit Harmony mine after workers’ deaths

While the search continues for one miner after the news of the death of eight others, the minister will visit Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine.

Eight miners’ bodies recovered at Harmony after fire

Reports say the bodies of eight miners have been recovered after a fire and rock fall at a gold mine in Jo'burg, while one miner remains missing.

State sends condolences to dead miners’ families and friends

The department of mineral resources has sent condolences to family and friends of the five mineworkers killed during a fire at a Gold Fields shaft.

Mine ‘carnage’ worries Susan Shabangu

Susan Shabangu described the mounting death toll in SA's mines as "carnage", adding there is a link between the pursuit of profits and the body count.

New mine safety regulations due in SA by 2012

South Africa is looking at revised safety regulations to help tackle rising mine deaths in the world's top platinum and a major gold producer.

NUM due to protest over mine deaths

The National Union of Mineworkers is planning protests and a day of mourning to highlight its concerns over mining fatalities.

SA mines face shutdown over deaths

The National Union of Mineworkers may shut the sector down for a day to protest a recent surge in mining deaths, it was reported on Friday.

Harmony stops operations at SA mine

Harmony Gold said on Thursday that it had stopped operations at its Joel mine in South Africa after an employee died in an accident.

Dozens killed in Pakistan mine blast

The death toll from methane gas explosions in a coal mine in Pakistan's south-western province of Baluchistan rose to 45 on Monday.

AngloPlat suspends operations at Thembelani

Anglo Platinum, the world's top platinum producer, on Monday halted operations at its Thembelani mine after a worker died in an accident.

Worker dies at Harmony mine

A winch operator died at Harmony Gold Mining Company's Bambanani mine in the Free State after a ground fall, NUM said on Thursday.

SA mine deaths down in 2010

One-hundred-and-twenty-eight mine workers died in 2010, which was a 24% improvement over the previous year, the Chamber of Mines said on Tuesday.

Chamber of Mines: 128 miners dead in 2010

One-hundred-and-twenty-eight mine workers died in 2010, Chamber of Mines CEO Bheki Sibiya said on Tuesday.

Worker dies at Northam Platinum mine

Northam Platinum announced Monday that an employee died in a tramming accident on Sunday morning.

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