Two miners killed in separate incidents at AngloGold Ashanti mines

A rock drill operator was killed at the Kopanong Mine, while a crew supervisor died at the TauTona Mine.

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JOHANNESBURG - The mineral resources ministry has confirmed the deaths of two miners in separate incidents at AngloGold Ashanti mines in Gauteng this week.

A rock drill operator was killed in a fall of ground incident at the Kopanong Mine in the Vaal, while a crew supervisor died in a tramming accident at the TauTona Mine in Carletonville.

Anglogold Ashanti says is it investigating.

Department of Mineral Resources spokesperson Martin Madlala says Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is engaging with mine bosses across the country on health and safety concerns.

"We have received commitment both from the organised labour and organised business as to an increased focus on issues of health and safety."