AngloGold miner killed at Tautona

A MINEWORKER died at AngloGold Ashanti's Tautona operations yesterday, the National Union of Mineworkers said.

A MINEWORKER died at AngloGold Ashanti's Tautona operations yesterday, the National Union of Mineworkers said.

"He was hit by a falling object whilst inside a cage," NUM spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka said in a statement.

"This brings to 108 the number of miners who lost their lives this year alone," he said.

AngloGold Ashanti spokesperson Joanne Jones confirmed the death.

"The accident happened at around 12.30pm.

"A mine overseer was travelling in a main shaft cage to the surface when the cage was hit by a cable bracket," Jones said.

She said the last accident at the Tautona mine, near Carletonville, was in October last year.

"This year, up until now, Tautona has been fatality free," she said.

Including yesterday's death, fatalities at AngloGold Ashanti's operations in South Africa for the year amounted to nine, Jones said. - Sapa

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