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ANGLOGOLD Ashanti said on Wednesday all the 3,300 workers underground at its Great Noligwa and Moab Khotsong mines early on Tuesday, when a 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck North West province, were safely hoisted to surface by early evening.It said 28 employees who sustained minor injuries as a result of the event had received treatment and had been discharged.Counsellors assisted 17 employees with treatment for shock, and would remain on hand for others who required their services, the company said.All safety systems and protocols were observed and all employees and contractors were instrumental in ensuring the mine was cleared safely, it said."Safely hoisting all 3,300 people to surface after an earthquake of this size is an achievement of which we’re immensely proud," said AngloGold chief operating officer for SA Mike O’Hare."Our infrastructure responded as it was designed to, and our safety protocols worked as they should. Our thanks go to every employee, the contractors on site...

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