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Cape Town – AngloGold Ashanti said on Monday it had achieved its first ever fatality-free March quarter.
Releasing a quarterly update, the miner that operates some of the world's deepest mines said this meant it had delivered two consecutive fatality-free quarters for the second time in its history.
This included the ultra-deep South African mines, which had reached a new milestone of 247 days without a fatality, it added.
With its headquarters in Johannesburg, AngloGold Ashanti operates 17 gold mines in nine countries.
It also has exploration programmes in both the established and new gold producing regions of the world.
"Given the challenging conditions of ultra-deep mining operations, the entire team, in co-operation with a broad group of stakeholders, must be commended for delivering this critical objective in line with AngloGold Ashanti's commitment to safe production," AngloGold Ashanti said in a statement.
The company also said it was on track to deliver full-year production guidance.
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