HEALTH AND SAFETY

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HEALTH AND SAFETY STATISTICS

Ensuring the health and safety of workers is one of the key responsibilities of a trade union.  AMCU places a high emphasis on the topic of health and safety, as our members typically work in hazardous environments like those found in mining, construction, transport and related sectors.

Our Health and Safety Department is led by our National Chairperson: Health and Safety Desk, Comrade Xolani Bokoloshe and every AMCU Branch and AMCU Region has a dedicated office-bearer whose portfolio is dedicated to health and safety.

National Statistics in South Africa's Mining Sector for 2021
70 Fatalities and 1881 injuries in total year to date

Statistics by sector

BY SECTOR
FATALITIES ALL WORKERS
INJURIES ALL WORKERS
RUNNING TOTAL
70
1881
Platinum
22
925
Gold
28
635
Coal
10
162
Other
10
159

Statistics by region

BY REGION
FATALITIES ALL WORKERS
INJURIES ALL WORKERS
RUNNING TOTAL
70
1881
Eastern Cape
0
2
Free Sate
10
193
Gauteng
14
367
KZN
1
15
Limpompo
4
89
Mpumalanga
10
163
Northern Cape
6
35
Klerksdorp
4
97
Rustenburg
20
916
Western Cape
1
4

Statistics by classification

CLASSIFICATION*
PERSONS FATALLY INJURED
PERCENTAGE
TOTAL
70
100%
FOG
21
30%
General (Fell from/in)
7
10%
Transportation and Mining (RBE)
5
7%
Miscellaneous
4
6%
Transportation and Mining (TMM)
7
6%
General (Struck by)
3
4%
Heat Exhaustion
3
4%
Machinery
3
4%
General (Drowning)
6
9%
Transportation and Mining (Winches)
2
3%
Electricity
2
3%
General (Squeezed between)
1
1%
General (Crushed between)
1
1%
Fire
1
1%
General (Rolling rock)
1
1%
Explosives
3
4%

* provisional