SAFETY

How technology is helping create safer mine shafts

Shaft tragedies are prompting a tech revolution as scanners and sensors replace human inspections

Sight Power’s LiDAR solution can boost shaft safety. Photo: Sight Power

Sight Power’s LiDAR solution can boost shaft safety. Photo: Sight Power

Tragedy struck in November last year when a mine elevator at Impala Platinum's Rustenburg mine plunged 200m, claiming the lives of 13 and injuring another 75.  In July of the same year, Sibanye-Stillwater suspended all...

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