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Durban steel plant closed after fatal explosion [So. Africa]

Author: Edwin Tshivhidzo, Bua News [So. Africa], Published on: 25 February 2008

The Department of Labour has closed the Assmang plant in Cato Ridge, Durban following the death of four workers in a massive explosion on Sunday...This weekend's accident took place at a time when the plant was under inquiry for exposing workers to poisonous fumes in 2007. [Department spokesperson Zolisa ] Sigabi said the inquiry...seeks to establish [whether there had been any] negligence or flouting of occupational health and safety measures...The Assmang plant is jointly owned by Assore and African Rainbow Minerals.

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Related companies: African Rainbow Minerals Assmang (joint venture between Assore and African Rainbow Minerals) Assore