Mobile vehicles leading cause of miner deaths: ICMM report

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Mobile vehicles leading cause of miner deaths: ICMM report
Mélissa Dardaine
Mélissa Dardaine

Mobile vehicles leading cause of miner deaths: ICMM report

The number of deaths caused by remote mining vehicles has risen to become the leading cause of mining site deaths worldwide in 2021. According to a new report from the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), ‘ Safety Performance: Benchmarking Progress of ICMM Company Members in 2021 ’, the total number of work-related fatalities in the mining sector remained relatively consistent with 2020, seeing 43 deaths in 2021 compared to 44 the year before. This comes despite a 7% increase in the total number of hours worked in the year before. While approximately half of mining deaths happened in South Africa, the highest death rate compared to hours worked came from Côte d’Ivoire, followed by Bolivia. However, each of these countries saw only one death each, giving drastically skewed death rates due to the low number of hours worked. This marks the lowest annual total of deaths and […]

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