Miner killed at AngloGold mine

Johannesburg – A stope driller has died in a fall of ground accident on Monday afternoon at AngloGold Ashanti’s Kopanang mine near Klerksdorp, it was reported on Tuesday. “All blasting at the mine has been suspended pending an in loco inspection this morning by the Department of Minerals and Energy,” the mine said.

The man’s name cannot yet be released as his next-of-kin have not yet been informed. AngloGold says the accident took place about 2 000 metres underground.

The mine is about 180km southwest of Johannesburg.

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