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Ghana: Two employees of Shaanxi Mining killed in an underground mining accident

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Author: Graphic Online

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“礦山塌陷,炸死2人”,2019年11月20日

據說,礦工Jonathan Tengbil和Solomon Tohsongba正在給一個稱為“ 3346採場”的工作區澆水,以控製粉塵和氣體時被壓死。該公司公共關係主任Maxwell Wooma先生於2019年11月19日簽署的一份聲明說:“在給該地區澆水的過程中,不被察覺懸掛在上面的沉重的大石頭掉了下來。他們隨後被困在渣土中。”它說,其他機組人員報告了這一事件,並立即啟動了公司的緊急程序。聲明指出,安全人員和救援隊隨後前往現場進行救援工作。

根據新聞稿,在礦場內的調查已經展開。 “根據LI 2182的要求,已告知礦產委員會檢查局,預計不久將進行詳細調查。我們正在與有關當局合作,以確保遵守正當程序。”該公司向其員工和公眾保證,它將審查其程序並制定有關當局的任何建議,以防止此類事件再次發生。

…它指該事件對公司來說是不幸的和非常可悲的,“我們對事故深表歉意。” 2019年1月23日,陝西礦業有限公司特許範圍內發生爆炸導致16名礦工死亡。該公司被關閉,由國土資源部和礦產委員會成立了一個委員會,以處理導致災難的情況,該公司在被裁定肇事罪後被罰款40,000美元。礦產委員會的監察部門指該公司應對造成事故的各種違法行為承擔責任。

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Author: Graphic Online

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“矿山塌陷,炸死2人”,2019年11月20日

据说,矿工Jonathan Tengbil和Solomon Tohsongba正在给一个称为“ 3346采场”的工作区浇水,以控制粉尘和气体时被压死。该公司公共关系主任Maxwell Wooma先生于2019年11月19日签署的一份声明说:“在给该地区浇水的过程中,不被察觉悬挂在上面的沉重的大石头掉了下来。他们随后被困在渣土中。”它说,其他机组人员报告了这一事件,并立即启动了公司的紧急程序。声明指出,安全人员和救援队随后前往现场进行救援工作。

根据新闻稿,在矿场内的调查已经展开。 “根据LI 2182的要求,已告知矿产委员会检查局,预计不久将进行详细调查。我们正在与有关当局合作,以确保遵守正当程序。”该公司向其员工和公众保证,它将审查其程序并制定有关当局的任何建议,以防止此类事件再次发生。

…它指该事件对公司来说是不幸的和非常可悲的,“我们对事故深表歉意。” 2019年1月23日,陕西矿业有限公司特许范围内发生爆炸导致16名矿工死亡。该公司被关闭,由国土资源部和矿产委员会成立了一个委员会,以处理导致灾难的情况,该公司在被裁定肇事罪后被罚款40,000美元。矿产委员会的监察部门指该公司应对造成事故的各种违法行为承担责任。

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26 November 2019

Ghana: Two employees of Shaanxi Mining killed in an underground mining accident

Author: Vincent Amenuveve, Graphice Online (Ghana)

‘Mine caves in, killing 2’ 20 November 2019

The miners, Jonathan Tengbil and Solomon Tohsongba, were said to be watering a working area described as “3346 Stope” to control dust and gases when they were crushed to death. A statement dated November 19, 2019 and signed by the company's Public Relations Officer, Mr Maxwell Wooma, said: “In the course of watering the area, heavy, large boulders that unknowingly hung above fell on them. They were subsequently trapped in the muck.” It said other members of their crew reported the incident and immediately the company’s emergency procedures were activated. The statement indicated that safety personnel and rescue teams then went to the scene and carried out rescue work.

According to the release, an investigation had been launched within the mine. “In line with the requirements of LI 2182, the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission has been informed and a detailed investigation is expected to be conducted soon. We are cooperating with the relevant authorities to ensure that due process is followed,” the statement said. The company assured its staff and the public that it would review its procedures and put in place any recommendations from the authorities to prevent such incidents from recurring at the company.

…It described the incident as unfortunate and a very sad one for the company and “we deeply regret the accident". On January 23, 2019, 16 miners died following an explosion within the concession of Shaanxi Mining Limited. Following that accident, the company was shut down and a committee set up by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Minerals Commission to unravel the circumstances leading to the disaster. The company was fined $40,000 after it was found culpable for the accident. The fine was imposed after investigations by the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission found the company liable for various infractions that resulted in the accident.

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