10 Most Dangerous Jobs In Africa

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Written by Kevin Mwanza

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A miner in Ghana, Zambia and DRC

In many countries in Africa threats of injury and death are prevalent among miners due to a lack of safety precautions and regulations. Many of the deaths are attributed to cave-ins or mine collapses.  In Zambia 87 death and 914 non-fatal accidents were reported between 2007 and 2011 from a pool of about 55,000 miners. In 2011 alone there were 239 workers who were permanently disabled. In 2013, a gold mine collapse in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 20 people. A gold mine collapse in Ghana took at least 16 lives.