Posted on: January 17, 2008 Posted by: Diane Swarts Comments: 0

South Africa. Ralph Havenstein, CEO of AngloPlatinum, resigned in July 2007 after a collapse in mine Safety standards.

The tough stance on mining Safety by Anglo American’s new chief executive Cynthia Carroll’s saw an improved Safety record from the second half of the year.

Anglo’s spokesperson, Pranill Ramchander, said yesterday that 40 people had died at the firm’s operations around the world last year. This compares with 49 fatalities in 2004 and 44 in both 2003 and 2006.

Anglo’s Safety performance remains poor when compared with that of rivals, such as Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Xstrata. Ramchander said the company had sustained 11 fatalities in the second half of the year, adding to the 29 in the first half.

Source: Business Report
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