RDI - Rockwell - Fatal accident at Tirisano Mine Project
ROCKWELL DIAMONDS INCORPORATED
(A company incorporated in accordance with the laws of British Columbia, Canada)
(Incorporation number BCO354545)
(South African registration number: 2007/031582/10)
Share code on the JSE Limited: RDI ISIN: CA77434W1032
Share code on the TSX: RDI CUSIP Number: 77434W103
Share code on the OTCBB: RDIAF
FATAL ACCIDENT AT TIRISANO MINE PROJECT
June 17, 2011 Vancouver, BC -- Rockwell Diamonds Inc. ("Rockwell" or the
"Company") (TSX:RDI; JSE:RDI, OTCBB:RDIAF) regrets to report that a fatal
accident occurred at its Tirisano mine project on the morning of June 17, 2011
when an employee suffered fatal injuries at a conveyor belt installation on the
Rockwell is committed to the highest safety standards at each of its operations
and regrets that these efforts did not prevent this incident. All operations at
Tirisano were immediately halted, the Mine, Health and Safety inspectorate of
the Department of Mineral Resources was notified and has been on site. A full
investigation will be conducted into the accident.
"We are deeply saddened by this terrible loss and our thoughts are with the
employee`s family and the local Magopa community," said James Campbell, CEO of
Rockwell. "We will provide whatever support we can to help them through this
very difficult time."
For further information on Rockwell and its operations in South Africa, please
James Campbell CEO
+27 (0)83 457 3724
+27 (0)83 307 7587
About Rockwell Diamonds:
Rockwell is engaged in the business of operating and developing alluvial diamond
deposits, with a goal to become a mid-tier diamond mining company. The Company
has three existing operations, which it is progressively optimizing, two
development projects and a pipeline of earlier stage properties with future
development potential. Rockwell is also at an advanced stage of completing the
acquisition of the Tirisano property.
Rockwell also evaluates merger and acquisition opportunities which have the
potential to expand its mineral resources and production profile and would
provide accretive value to the Company.
17 June 2011
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Date: 17/06/2011 17:31:31 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za
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