• NUM remembers 104 mineworkers who perished at No2

    2017 5 10 On 10th of May 1995 104 mineworkers were killed as a result of a locomotive falling at the edge of 56 levels landing on the cage and causing it to plunge 460 metres to the bottom of the shaft It was history s worst ever elevator disaster The disaster

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  • Miners gain a foothold in the slippery

    1996 4 26 Miners gain a foothold in the slippery Staff Reporter 26 Apr 1996 shafts The mining industry is about to introduce a state of the art health and safety sytem reports Eddie Koch A

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  • Vaal Reef Gold Mine Elevator Disaster

    1995 5 11 Deep dirty and dangerousthe life of a South African goldminer is often short and brutal More than 69 000 miners were killed in work related accidents between 1911 and 1994 On May 10 1995 this horrific safety record dropped still further when

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  • The top ten deepest mines in the world

    2019 6 11 The mine extracts gold from the Vaal and Crystalkop reefs at depths ranging from 1 350m to 2 240m Scattered mining comprising a single shaft system is used at Kopanang Shaft sinking was commenced in 1977 while production was started in 1984 Gold is processed using both conventional semi autogenous grinding and carbon in pulp CIP technology

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  • Bolts and Connector Failures

    2 days ago Background Leadership and staff of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement have been working to address a recurring problem that raises serious safety and environmental hazard concernsfaulty connector bolts in safety critical equipment currently deployed offshore There have been a number of failuresbeginning over a decade ago

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  • Slogans Archives

    2021 11 1 101 Catchy Accident Prevention Slogans List of 237 Good Band Names that are Awesome 49 Clever Catchy Slogans for Coral Reefs 51 Clever Catchy Math Team Slogans 125 Examples of Catchy Water Conservation Slogans and Taglines 25 Best Elevator Pitch Examples for Startups and Entrepreneurs

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  • 104 miners killed in Vaal Reef tragedy remembered

    2015 5 24 104 miners killed in Vaal Reef tragedy remembered Sunday 24 May 20152 11pm Johannesburg 24 May 2015 This year marks 20 years since the Vaal Reef Mine disaster in which 104 miners lost their

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  • Jammed Controls

    2021 1 28 Jammed Controls Mike Brown Jammed controls in flight is the stuff of nightmares This pilot had his elevator jam on takeoff and gave him and his passengers an unforgettable experience The aircraft came to rest backwards from the initial direction of takeoff just off the runway Two friends were visiting for a few days from Cape Town

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  • Horizontal stresses in the hangingwall of tabular stopes

    at Vaal Reefs 2 Shaft indicated that the majority of rockfalls in stopes at Vaal Reefs were confined to the first 2 m of the hangingwall Also rockfalls of a thickness greater than 1 m tended to be associated with geological features and therefore not of direct interest to the investigation Hence it

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    2017 9 27 Glazer SN 1992 Probability of a Seismic Related Accident at Vaal Reefs Internal Report RS 63 92 Mining Engineering Division Vaal Reefs Exploration and Mining Co Ltd Vaal Reefs South Africa Glazer SN 1993 Comparison of Seismicity between Filled and Conventionally Mined Areas 2K and Hartebeestfontain Internal Report RS 22 93 Klerksdorp

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  • SA†s deadliest mine disasters in numbers

    2016 2 29 Collapses explosions and strikes have caused the worst mining disasters over the years From Coalbrook mine to Marikana MBALI ZWANE lists the deadliest mine accidents in South African history South Africa†s gold companies are already mining at the world†s deepest depths with Gold Fields digging more than 4 120m at its Driefontein mine The deeper

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  • Gone but not forgotten as NUM commemorates Vaal

    2016 5 10 Gone but not forgotten as NUM commemorates Vaal Reefs Disaster NUM Admin posted on 5/10/2016 8 47 00 AM This month of May the National Union of Mineworkers NUM will once again remember 104 mineworkers who perished at No2 Shaft Vaal Reefs Gold Mining Company Limited

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  • Vaal Reefs Disaster

    2018 11 21 Accident Prevention To summarise Vaal Reefs is an underground mine transport disaster that resulted from all the safety devices being defeated There were a vast number of human errors that played a part in the build up the of the accident and it would be difficult to attribute a single direct cause Sadly in the case of this disaster many of

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  • The Truth About The Deadly Vaal Reefs Tragedy

    2021 8 20 Per Mining Technology the mines at Vaal Reefs account for 90 of the gold mined in the area May 1995 more than a hundred people died in a mining disaster and others more were left injured Miners who had just finished a day s work 1 4 miles 2 3 kilometers below ground boarded a two floor elevator to take them back up to the surface at approximately 10 30 p m

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    1995 5 12 Vaal Reefs is one of the country s most productive mines Last year it yielded more than 155 000 pounds of gold and revenue of 845 million the company said It

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  • The World s Deadliest Elevators

    2021 4 20 Around 50 miles south of the Vaal Reefs gold mine in Orkney South Africa where 104 workers lost their lives in a mining elevator accident is the town of Welkom Much like Orkney one of its biggest industries is gold mining With gold mining as in most forms of mining elevator accidents aren t actually common enough to be a big concern

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  • text Template Journal 1/20/11 12 57 PM Page 45 Safety

    2015 4 10 accident occurred at Vaal Reefs where 105 Safety considerations in underground logistics a look at vertical horizontal and in stope transportation systems by S M Rupprecht Synopsis Transportation accounts for some 26 of all mine accidents in South Africa Although this figure may not be as prolific as fall of

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  • Elevator Events in History

    2018 4 4 In South Africa 104 miners killed in an elevator accident 1981 Event George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator 1980 Event Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900m down 23 die 1980 Event Michael Bracey ends 59

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    Vaal Reefs Exploration And Mining Company Limited Guide roller assemblies for a skip or cage or the like JPSA en 1983 07 06 1985 01 26 Mitsubishi Electric Corp Controller for elevator JPSA en 1983 08 10 1985 02 25 Ltd Guide apparatus for cage of elevator JPSA en

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  • IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA ORANGE FREE

    2021 11 2 condition immediately after the accident no reason exists for me not to accept his version as being reliable in the circumstances 4 In terms of rule 36 9 a and b the plaintiff gave notice experts witness of its intention to call the following 1 Dr J J Fourie an orthopaedic surgeon 2

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  • Vaal Reefs Gold Mine South Africa

    Vaal Reefs Tragedy A mining accident on 10 May 1995 resulted in the death of 104 miners when a locomotive fell into a lift shaft at the edge of 56 level 1 676 m below surface landing on the cage and causing it to plunge 1 500 feet 460 m to the bottom of the shaft 2 300 m below surface

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  • Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold

    2018 4 4 Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900m down 23 die More Notable Events on March 27 1986 Disney MGM Studio Tour ground breaking 1980 Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years 1979 Supreme Court rules 8 1 police can t randomly stop cars 1976 Washington D C underground Metro opens

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  • Former Vaal Reefs manager Rob Moss recalls his football

    2010 6 28 Vaal Reefs is a township built around South Africa s biggest gold mine Mention it to most people now and the only reason it rings a bell is because 104 people died there in am horrific mining

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  • What happened in the Vaal reef disaster

    2010 4 12 A locomotive entered the wrong tunnel and plunged down a mine shaft striking the safety detaching hooks mounted on top of the cage elevator for a mine which are intended as safety devices

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  • As Many As 100 Feared Dead in Gold Mine Accident

    2021 10 28 The elevator dropped down the shaft late Wednesday after a locomotive fell on it and was lying at the bottom of the shaft 1 1/2 miles underground said Dick Fisher regional general manager of the Vaal Reefs mining company The accident at the Vaal Reefs shaft No 2 at Orkney 112 miles southwest of Johannesburg occurred at the end of the

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  • Report of the Commission of Inquiry Into the Vaal Reefs

    Report of the Commission of Inquiry Into the Vaal Reefs Mining Accident which Occured on 10 May 1995 South Africa Commission of Inquiry into the Vaal Reefs Mining Accident Which Occured on 10 May 1995 The Commission 1996Mine accidents216 pages 0 Reviews What people are saying

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  • Mine Accidents and Disasters

    104 Deaths due to a mining accident were reported at the Vaal Reefs Number Two Shaft near Orkney North West on 10 May 1995 An underground locomotive fell down a shaft and landed onto a cage loaded with night shift mine workers coming to surface This was arguably one of the worst accidents in the mining industry in South Africa

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  • Curriculum Vitae

    2021 10 24 1974 Appointed Acting Chief Electrical Engineer when the incumbent was injured in a mine accident and was indisposed for 6 months 1975 Divisional Engineer responsible for all capital construction on the mine 1976 Appointed as Chief Engineer Vaal Reefs Mining Exploration Company

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  • Prospectus 2021

    Prospectus 2021 School Vaal University of Technology Course Title ENGINEERIN 1 Uploaded By BailiffScienceLion13 Pages 24 This preview shows page 124 out of 24 pages View full document Upload your study docs or become a Course Hero member to access this document

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  • Vaal Reefs Elevator Disaster 1995 Devastating Disasters

    1995 5 10 Vaal Reefs Elevator Disaster 1995 Becoming a miner in South Africa during the 20th century was a dirty and dangerous case of needs must With a chronic

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  • Moab Khotsong

    2021 2 1 Moab Khotsong which includes the mining and surface infrastructure of the adjacent Great Noligwa mine is located near the towns of Orkney and Klerksdorp about 180km south west of Johannesburg The mining lease area lies just south of the Vaal River which forms a natural boundary between South Africa s North West and Free State provinces

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  • CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA

    2021 10 31 6 The respondent was on its date of incorporation in 1944 called Vaal Reefs Exploration and Mining Company Limited On or about 30 March 1998 its name changed to AngloGold Limited and on or about 26 April 2004 its name was again changed to AngloGold Ashanti Limited 7 Section 1 of ODIMWA provides

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  • All stakeholders must prevent deaths on South African mines

    2015 11 29 It is incumbent on all stakeholders to prevent deaths on South African mines By Laura Cornish Nov 29 2015 In May 1995 I was the chief safety officer when a massive tragedy occurred at Shaft No 2 at the Vaal Reefs gold mine A locomotive fell down the main vertical shaft onto the personnel cage killing 104 friends and colleagues in what

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  • NUM Gone but not forgotten as NUM commemorates

    2016 5 9 This month of May the National Union of Mineworkers NUM will once again remember 104 mineworkers who perished at No2 Shaft Vaal Reefs Gold Mining Company Limited This unfortunate disaster which took place on the 10th of May 1995 is still fresh in the minds of most mineworkers and it resulted in the establishment of the Vaal Reefs Disaster Trust

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  • List of elevator accidents

    2021 8 26 A methane gas explosion at the St Helena gold mine severed the cable of a double deck elevator causing it to fall 1 4 kilometers to the bottom of the mine shaft killing all 52 people on board 10 others who were not in the elevator were killed in the explosion Welkom South Africa 19 0 2012 09 13

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  • anglo ashanti gold mines in orkney

    SOUTH AFRICA ORKNEY GOLD MINE ACCIDENT 56 Searchers have now retrieved 56 bodies from the wreckage of a gold mine accident in Orkney South Africa The mine s owners Anglo American said no one had survived the disaster and the country s most powerful union has

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  • Mine Accidents and Disasters

    104 Deaths due to a mining accident were reported at the Vaal Reefs Number Two Shaft near Orkney North West on 10 May 1995 An underground locomotive fell down a shaft and landed onto a cage loaded with night shift mine workers coming to surface This was arguably one of the worst accidents in the mining industry in South Africa

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  • The Vaal Reefs No

    Title The Vaal Reefs No 2 Shaft Mining Disaster May 1995 Contributor National University of Lesotho Publisher Documentation and Publications Division Institute of Southern African Studies National University of Lesotho 1995 Length 38 pages

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    MANAGING PARTNERPHEELLO DIKANE Pheello started his career as a learner official in mining in 1987 at Vaal Reefs Exploration and Mining Company which was a gold and uranium division of the Anglo American South Africa stable in Orkney near Klerksdorp After completing his training shifts as a learner miner in the Chamber of Mines Training

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  • Factbox Vale tailings dam collapse adds to long list of

    2019 1 29 The collapse of a Brazilian tailings dam owned by Vale last week ranks among the worst mining disasters in decades More than 300 people are feared dead after the

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