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21 September 2009

Assmang boss accused of gambling with workers' lives [So. Africa]

Author: South African Press Association (SAPA)

...Assmang [joint venture African Rainbow Minerals, Assore]...boss was on Monday accused of having “gambled” with workers lives by failing to act when warned that the company boiler was likely to explode...Workers' attorney Richard Spoor said Assmang...

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25 April 2008

Assmang liable for charges over fatal explosion [So. Africa]

Author: Slindile Khanyile, Business Report [So. Africa]

Assmang [joint venture Assore, African Rainbow Minerals] could face criminal charges over the February blast that killed six people...[D]epartment of labour said...[e]vidence collated during [an] inquiry will be sent to the national director of public...

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24 April 2008

Manganese smelter did not insist on masks [So. Africa]

Author: So. African Broadcasting Corporation

[Assmang (joint venture Assore, African Rainbow Minerals)]...did not insist its workers wear protective dust masks, even though dust levels were sometimes three times more than national legislative limits, a Labour Department inquiry heard today. The...

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24 April 2008

So. Africa: Assmang faces possible prosecution over fatal explosion

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25 February 2008

Durban factory workers disrupt explosion inquiry [So. Africa]

Author: South African Broadcasting Corporation News

Workers from the Assmang Ferro-Manganese Smelter [joint venture African Rainbow Minerals, Assore] in Cato Ridge have disrupted the Labour Department's formal inquiry into the exposure of poisonous fumes at the company...The inquiry was due to start...

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25 February 2008

Durban steel plant closed after fatal explosion [So. Africa]

Author: Edwin Tshivhidzo, Bua News [So. Africa]

The Department of Labour has closed the Assmang plant in Cato Ridge, Durban following the death of four workers in a massive explosion on Sunday...This weekend's accident took place at a time when the plant was under inquiry for exposing workers to...

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25 February 2008

So. Africa: Dept. of Labour shuts down Assmang plant following death of four workers

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28 January 2008

Probe into workers' exposure to poisonous fumes [So. Africa]

Author: Edwin Tshivhidzo, BuaNews [So. Africa]

The Department of Labour is conducting a formal inquiry into the exposure of workers to poisonous fumes at the Assmang manganese plant in Cato Ridge in Durban...Last year, about 50 workers were suspected to be suffering from the crippling condition,...

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12 July 2007

Laws fail to make SA's workers safe [So. Africa]

Author: Slindile Khanyile, Business Report [So. Africa]

Most firms did not carry out risk assessments every two years, as required by law, because government inspections rarely took place, [Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene president] Van Vuuren said...[He also] singled out exposure to...

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10 July 2007

Assmang was warned about deadly dust [So. Africa]

Author: Slindile Khanyile, Business Report [So. Africa]

The owners of the Assmang manganese processing plant...where at least 50 workers are suspected to be suffering from the crippling condition manganism, were warned as early as 1995 about the dangers of high levels of dust at the plant...Jan Steenkamp,...

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