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South African Mine Deaths Probably Fell Last Year, Union Says

January 26, 2012

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- South African mine deaths may have fallen as much as 9.4 percent to 116 last year from 128 in 2010, Lesiba Seshoka, a spokesman for the National Union of Mineworkers said by phone today.

That was the union’s estimate in December, he said by phone today, adding the final number could be closer to 120.

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