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implatsNews24 reports that 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 spokesperson Johan Theron said the rockfall had not threatened the lives of any other miners.  Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said the ministry would 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 indicated in a statement.

  • A short report by James de Villiers is at News24


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