Posted on: May 13, 2010 Posted by: Diane Swarts Comments: 0

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti on Wednesday reported the death of two workers in a motor vehicle accident early in the morning of Wednesday 12 May at its Geita gold mine in Tanzania.

The accident occurred when a Terex dump truck hauling waste onto a waste dump struck the rear of a stationary truck, and continued rolling, crushing a stationary light vehicle parked nearby, AngloGold said in a statement.

Honest Ngowi, the operator of the moving vehicle, and Esau Mwakibuja, a mechanic in the stationary light vehicle, were fatally injured.

Ngowi, from Kilimanjaro Tanzania, had been employed by Geita for three years, while Mwakibuja was a Terex employee based at Geita from Mbeya, Tanzania.

Mining operations have been suspended to allow for a full investigation into the causes of the accident. Normal operations are expected to resume from Friday, the company said.

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