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Council welcomes zero fall of ground fatalities in gold, PGMs sectors in the first quarter

The Minerals Council South Africa reports that, in a historic first, there were no fatalities related to falls of ground (FoG) – one of global mining’s most difficult challenges – in South Africa’s gold and platinum group metals (PGM) mines in the first quarter of this year.

“This impressive record is extending into the fifth month in these two sectors,” says Minerals Council safety head Dr Sizwe Phakathi.

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