Wesizwe fatality announced

Wesizwe fatality announced

The Management of Wesizwe regret to announce a fatality that occurred at its Bakubung Platinum Mine project on 9 April 2014, when a contractor working as a Stage Hand was fatally injured whilst working on the sinking stage.

From the preliminary investigation carried out following this incident, he fell approximately 15 meters from the sinking stage fourth deck to the shaft bottom. At the time of the incident the stage crew was in the process of raising the stage in preparation for the end of shift blast. Work on the shaft sinking operations of the Main and Ventilation shafts at the Bakubung Platinum Mine site have been temporarily stopped pending the outcome of a full investigation and subsequent presentation to the office of the Principal Inspector of Mines of the Department of Mineral Resources.

2015-04-13 15:22:14

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