The National Union of Mineworkers
has raised its concerns of the safety standards at the Harmony Gold Mine.
This as a fire which broke out on
Sunday left about 486 mineworkers trapped underground at the Kusasalethu mine
All the mineworkers were pulled out
and an investigation into the fire is underway.
NUM Health and Safety Secretary
Erick Gcilitshana said: “Last year underground fires in Kusasalethu and another
one in the beginning of again, this is becoming a trend now which may result
into a disaster if it is not contained.”
“If this continues, we are heading
for a disaster. Harmony Mine must look at there systems and must put on
preventative measures to contain the reoccurrence of these fires before we get
to a disaster.” Gcilitshana continued.
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