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Title: Analysis of injuries at Ashanti Goldfields Company (AGC) Limited (Obuasi Mine)
Authors: Asongo, George Akuribilla
Issue Date: 14-Jul-1996
Series/Report no.: 2262;
Abstract: Over the last decade, mining activities have been springing up in many parts of Ghana due to the growing demand for minerals and the favourable investment climate created by government, to earn more foreign exchange from the mining sector. From history these mining activities have been associated with poor working conditions that result in high cost of production, partly due to injuries from the operations. Ashanti Goldfields Company places emphasis on minimizing injuries in order to increase production level and it is also their aim to follow international standards in assessing safety at work places. This work seeks to study the incidences that result in the various levels of injuries, analyse injury data to determine the accident frequency rates, accident severity rates and to assess the effects of accidents on productivity at AGC, Obuasi mine. From the analysis it was realised that hands and legs were the parts of the body that were mostly injured. Handling however, was the cause of most of the injuries, fall of ground and slip fall also showed high percentages. However, in all the cases there have been improvement as the years go by. The accident frequency rate and that of accident severity rate showed some improvement progressively. There is the need to understand and control injury associated problems in the operations of the mining activities, some of which have been reviewed in this work. This work could serve as a basis in this respect to guide new or other mining companies.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of Postgraduate professional Diploma in Mining Engineering, 1996
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3232
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