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Sibanye StillwaterANA reports that according to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), another mineworker has died at a Sibanye-Stillwater mine, less than a week after two workers were killed at one of the company’s shafts.  

The union said a worker was killed at the Driefontein No. 1 shaft on Monday while trying to blast an ore pass box that was blocked by big rocks.  When the rock was crushed, a rush of mud overwhelmed the worker, who suffocated to death.  A rockfall at the company's Kloof mine killed two people on Wednesday.  Mbuyiseli Hibana, NUM Carletonville regional secretary, said:  “We are very much concerned about the loss of lives happening at Sibanye-Stillwater.  The company must be made to account on all of these incidents and those found responsible must be made to take the blame."  In another incident in January, some 1,000 miners were trapped underground at the company’s Beatrix gold mine after a power outage at the mine caused by a severe storm in the area.  No one was injured.

  • This report is at eNCA
  • See too, Sibanye-Stillwater reports fatality at Driefontein mine, at Mining Weekly

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