Number Nine shaft at
Driefontein gold mine
 
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 04 March, 2008 – Leading international gold producer Gold Fields Limited has announced a unique mine safety achievement at its South African operations.

In a media release issued here late yesterday, the company reported that two of its operations – Driefontein gold mine on the West Rand and Beatrix gold mine in the Free State – had achieved one million fatality-free shifts.

Head of Gold Fields South African operations Terence Goodlace described the achievement as a “magnificent double in mine safety”. He went on to say: “Safety remains our top priority, and we have re-focused all our efforts to ensure that no harm comes to any of our employees while at work.”

Goodlace added that Gold Fields would continue to strive for the elimination of fatal accidents at all its operations. “Driefontein and Beatrix have shown that it can be done,” he concluded.