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Guidance note on medico-legal investigations of mine deaths

10 May 2019 - 14:30
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The Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate of the Department of Mineral Resources has issued the Guidance note on medico-legal investigations of mine deaths. "This Guidance Note has been compiled specifically with a view to provide guidance to all relevant stakeholders regarding their roles and responsibilities with regards to medico -legal examinations and investigations of deaths (natural and unnatural) in the South African mining industry. Thee Guidance Note sets out good practice and must be read and interpreted within the existing legal framework on medico -legal investigations. This Guidance Note will assist in determining whether the mining related activities may have contributed to the cause of death."