amcu thumb medium80 81ANA reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Tuesday that mining companies should be sued for every mineworker who died underground.  

It said in a statement:  "Our country has some of the highly rated mining companies in the world, but their focus on profit at the expense of investing in the safety of the workers, who are critical in the generation of revenue leaves much to be desired.  Mining companies deserve to be sued after every fatality that occurs in the mines so they can prioritise the health and safety of their workers."  Rock drill operator Siphilo Makhende died following a fall of ground accident at Lonmin’s Pandora joint venture operations over the weekend.  Amcu pointed out that Makhende’s death was the third fatality so far this year at the same shaft.

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