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TWELVE workers have been rescued from a collapsed illegal gold mine in South Africa, but as many as 200 are refusing to come to the surface, fearing arrest. AFP News Limited Network February 17 ...

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  • Rescuers free 12 workers from illegal South African gold

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  • 24 bodies recovered from flooded gold mine in Zimbabwe   CNN

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  • Silicosis   South African Medical Journal

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  • Twelve illegal miners rescued in South Africa  others stay

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  • Final death toll at South African gold mine rises to seven

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  • Silicosis   South African Medical Journal

    Silicosis South African Medical Journal

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    Nov 01, 1991018332Introduction Disasters such as at the Kinross gold mine in 1986 in which 177 miners died have focused attention on the hazards faced by underground miners in South Africa. But disasters are merely the tip of an iceberg, grim punctuations of the ongoing accident toll on South African mines. ... Rockburst disasters in South African mines ...

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    Methane an ordorless, colorless and explosive gas produced by decomposed animal and vegetable matter underground was blamed for an explosion in April at Gencor’s Ermelo coal mine that killed 34 miners. South Africa’s worstever gold mine accident occurred in September 1986 at Gencor’s Kinross mine, where 177 men died.

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    A South African gold mine that goes two miles beneath the Earths surface holds far more than just precious metals. ... At its worst, more than 800 workers a year died in mining accidents. No ...

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    South African Gold Mine Closed After 69 Die in Ethnic

    Nov 12, 1991018332In the wake of the worst mining violence in South Africas recent memory, 2,500 dispirited black miners were sent home today and gold production curtailed at a major mine …

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  • More than 170 mineworkers are killed at Kinross Mine

    More than 170 mineworkers are killed at Kinross Mine

    Anon. 1995 Mine disaster pushes safety to top of political agenda online Available at www.mg.co.za Accessed 6 September 2010 Anon. unknown South African Disaster in a Gold mineonline Available at www.time.com Accessed 3 September 2010 Anon. unknown This day in historyonline Available at www.sahistory.org.za Accessed 3 September 2010

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  • Mine Accidents and Disasters   Department of Mineral …

    Mine Accidents and Disasters Department of Mineral …

    The bodies of the mine workers that were killed in this accident were never recovered. 177 Mine workers were killed on 16 September 1986 at the Kinross Gold Mine in Evander, Mpumalanga. An acetylene cylinder ignited the polyurethane foam that covered the sidewalls of the mining tunnel.

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    Mining disasters and rescues Health24

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