Johannesburg - The Chamber of Mines will set up a special
CEO “elimination of fatalities team” in an effort to bring down the number of
deaths at South Africa’s mines, BusinessLive reported.
The task team will be led by AngloGold Ashanti CEO and
Chamber of Mines vice-president Mark Cutifani and will share experiences and
develop means of solving key challenges in mine safety, said the report.
“The Chamber of Mines and its members are deeply saddened
that in the middle of this year, 63 mine employees have already lost their
“The loss of one employee at work is not acceptable and the
number of those who have already passed on is unacceptably high since our
objective is to see every mine employee return home unharmed every day,” Chamber of Mines CEO Bheki
Sibiya was quoted as saying.
“We are extremely grateful that the CEOs have taken this
initiative as we believe that safety awareness and initiatives related to it
need to be led from the top,” Sibiya said.
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