Fatalities rise at world’s largest miner Glencore

A spate of mining deaths at Glencore has “shocked the business to the core” and sparked determined efforts to improve safety, one of its top bosses told investors.

There have been 16 fatalities at the Anglo-Swiss firm so far this year – up 23pc on 2018, and 77pc more than in 2017.

Peter Freyberg, the company’s head of industrial assets, told investors gathered for an annual update that the firm is “still in a bad place” on safety.

The executive revealed he has personally visited affected mines six times this year, with another trip scheduled for next week.

The majority of worker deaths occurred at the company’s African copper operations. Glencore provided no further information as to why this…

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