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WE CARE AND WE REMEMBER

Middelbult

13 May 1993

In 1993, May 13, a methane gas explosion occurred 130 metres below the surface at Sasol Mining’s Middelbult coal mine in Secunda, starting an underground fire that left 53 mineworkers dead and seven injured.

The Leon Commission of Inquiry into Safety and Health in the Mining Industry, appointed on 28 May 1993 and which led the way to the New Mine Health and Safety Act as well as the Mining Regulation Advisory Committee (MRAC), identified fires caused by coal dust as one of the key areas of concern in mine safety and health.

Middelbult [photo]