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21 November 2018

Pakistan: 46 accidents resulted in 327 deaths in coalmines in last few years

Author: Shahzada Irfan Ahmed, News on Sunday (TNS), Pakistan

"A life not 'mine'", 18 November 2018...

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26 April 2017

Jordan: NGO finds that existing data does not reflect magnitude of work-related injuries

Author: Phenix Center (Jordan)

Lack of comprehensive statistical databases on work-related accidents and injuries...

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19 January 2016

Trinidad & Tobago: TOFCO workers protest over health and safety issues during construction of BP´s platform

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6 February 2015

NGO report examines the human rights impacts of southern Africa’s extractive sector

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

'Business unusual: Mining in the aftermath of Marikana - the human rights impacts of southern Africa’s extractive sector', Feb 2015: Mining is central to the economies of southern Africa…But there is so much more that this wealth-generating industry...

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18 November 2014

So. Africa: Mining companies form working group to address occupational lung disease

Author: Sowetan (So. Africa)

So. Africa: Gold mining companies form industry working group to address occupational lung disease, 18 Nov 2014:...Anglo American...AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony, and Sibanye...[are to] address issues relating to compensation and medical...

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24 October 2014

So. Africa: Workers contracted to clean portable toilets stage protest over compromised health due to inadequate protective gear

Author: Daneel Knoetze, GroundUp

'Siqalo portaloo cleaners protest’, 24 Oct 2014: Protesting portaloo cleaners...claim that their health is being compromised by inadequate protective equipment and the failure of their employer to provide them with inoculation against disease – a...

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Swaziland: Textile factory workers seek medical treatment after inhaling chemical gas; includes company comments

Author: Themba Zwane, Swazi Observer

'Tex Ray workers flood hospitals after inhaling chemical gas', 7 Sept 2014:...[W]orkers from Tex Ray flooded the country’s hospitals after they were exposed to a dangerous chemical...[E]mployee Nomcebo Mkhize said... “...[A]n unfamiliar smell engulfed...

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