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Deaths in Zimbabwe granite quarry

18 July 2011

Zimbabwe black granite is one of the most popular materials for worktops in the UK, but what is the human cost of the productioon of the granite?

There was a report in a Zimbabwe newspaper, News Day, on 24 June about an inspection of a quarry there. The operating company was accused of poor health & safety standards that have lead to the deaths of 66 workers. The Managing Director says this is rubbish as only six workers have died.

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