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Outgoing Gold Fields CEO regrets employees’ deaths

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Over 120 employees have passed away in the line of duty at Gold Fields.


20 Feb 2021
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Outgoing Gold Fields CEO regrets employees’ deaths

Nick Holland, outgoing CEO of Gold Fields. Picture: Supplied

Outgoing Gold Fields chief executive Nick Holland says his biggest regret during the 13 years he has been at the helm of the gold miner is the high number of employee fatalities. Over 120 employees have passed away in the line of duty at Gold Fields, including nine who succumbed to the Covid-19 related illnesses in 2020. On his first day as CEO, nine people died at the company’s South Deep operations when a vent hole raise conveyance in which they were travelling became dislodged and fell more than 60 metres. Within the same week, a driller’s assistant died in a fall-of-ground...

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