So. Africa: 2 miners killed by rockfall at Impala Platinum's Rustenburg mine; govt. says will investigate the accident
Author: News24Wire (South Africa), Published on: 24 September 2017
"South Africa: Rockfall Kills Two Miners At Impala Platinum's Rustenburg Mine", 19 Sept 2017
Two miners died when a rock fell on their heads while drilling in shaft 12 of Impala Platinum's Rustenburg mine on Tuesday morning, the mine said. The two men, aged 31 and 34, died at the scene, Impala Platinum spokesperson Johan Theron told News24. He said the rock fall did not threaten the lives of any other miners. "We are presently launching a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident. The safety of our employees enjoys priority." Mineral Resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane said the ministry will be conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident. "We are extremely concerned ... with these incidents which continue to claim the lives of workers in the mines. We have a duty and legislative obligation to investigate these incidents with a view to ensuring that as far as possible we prevent them," Zwane said in a statement.
Related companies: Impala Platinum