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Gold Fields probing tramming accident after worker killed

Operations were suspended at the South Deep Mine pending a full risk assessment & inspection.

Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG – Gold Fields Mine is investigating a tramming accident, which has claimed the life of one of its workers.

Operations were suspended at the South Deep Mine on Thursday, pending a full risk assessment and inspection.

This is the second mining fatality at the operation this year.

Gold Field’s Sven Lunsche says, “It’s a worst time in a mine’s life to have an accident. We’ve had two this year. So we obviously have to renew our efforts to address the underlying causes of this.”

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