DMR reports marginal decrease in fatalities in 2018

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The South African mining industry’s safety performance was once again cast into the spotlight when the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) Chief Inspector of Mines David Msiza released its mine health and safety statistic for 2018.

Eighty-one mineworkers lost their lives in the 2018 calendar year, compared with the 90 fatalities in 2017.

And while, this shows a 10% improvement in the number of fatalities year-on-year, this is still no substantial improvement and remains a cause for concern. CHANTELLE KOTZE writes.

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