International Council on Mining and Metals
Several stakeholders have been working diligently on an ambitious plan to accelerate the innovative development of a new generation of mine vehicles.
Mining majors respond to the international requests for information and transparency on their tailings storage facilities.
The 2015 collapse of the Bento Rodrigues iron ore dam was a disaster. The Brumadinho dam collapse has now surpassed the previous level of destruction.
The International Council on Mining and Metals, or ICMM, together with leading suppliers have announced an ambitious plan to make mining vehicles cleaner and safer.
ICCM has found that many of the world’s poorest countries have become more dependent on their income from mining, despite falls in commodity prices.
The ICMM report examines incidents by country and has found that 25 fatalities occurred in South Africa, four in Peru and three in Chile and the USA during 2017. The fatality frequency rate in Africa was 0.040 per million hours worked, 0.031 in Europe, 0.019 in the Americas and 0.013 in Oceania.
The mining industry, which is a critical economic driver in low-to-middle income countries, accounting for up to 90% of foreign direct investment, 60% of...
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