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implatseNCA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Thursday that a mineworker had died from a rockfall at the Impala Platinum mine in Rustenburg.  

This brings the number of fatalities in the industry to 63 from January to date.  “We are deeply concerned about these fatalities happening at Impala Platinum.  We call upon the company to pull up its socks and improve its health and safety system.  Inspectors must conduct unmanned audits in this mine and workers must refuse to work in an unsafe work environment,” said the union’s Health and Safety Chairperson Peter Bailey.

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • See too, Miner killed at Impala Platinum Rustenburg mine, at EWN
  • And also, Focus more on safety than profits‚ NUM tells mine bosses after miner killed in rockfall, at TimesLive

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