South Africa halts mining activities in South Deep




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Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has put a halt to all workshop related actions throughout Deep mine where miners recently died in a work-related accident, Gold Fields, Johannesburg-listed gold miner said Thursday.
department came with this verdict after it completed an “in loco” inspection of scene of second accident which happened this week.
Tuesday this week Gold Fields said another worker had died at its Deep mine following an “industrial-type” mishap. This raised number of at project to in weeks.
Gold Fields said the moratorium all workshop-related activity the mine will go until the completion of a about the incident that occurred on the mine.
This has effectively put a halt to all forms of on the mine and Gold Fields said management was working closely with the department to identify the causes of the accident.
“There will be a deferral of approximately 300 kilograms (9,645ounces) of gold by the end of this week. It is estimated that a 200 kilograms (6,430 ounces) will be deferred due to the reassessing of working practices in all workshops and safety control systems on the mechanised mining fleet, in order to safety at South Deep,” Gold Fields said in a . (VENTURES