Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 06 January 2012 – AngloGold Ashanti Limited has reported a fatality at its Savuka mine, near Carletonville, following a fall of ground accident.
“The fall of ground was triggered by a seismic event which occurred during drilling operations,” the company revealed in a statement issued here. “A team from the Department of Mineral Resources inspectorate was scheduled to carry out an inspection of the accident site, and production operations have been halted.”
The incident at Savuka was preceded by another fatality at Harmony Gold’s Doornkop mine, near Randfontein, on Wednesday morning, following a mud rush accident.
Harmony said investigations into the accident were underway.