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angloamerican fullANA reports that Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Monday reported a death at one of its mines in Rustenburg in the North West province.  

A statement from the company said an employee died in a rockfall at the Union Mine, Spud Shaft, on 31 October.  Amplats CE Chris Griffith extended condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased miner and went on to say:  “We are deeply saddened by the number of fatalities at our operations in recent months.  It is completely unacceptable and we are closely examining the cause of these incidents and any underlying issues that may have been contributing factors.”  The company has instituted an internal investigation into the incident.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • Read the company’s press statement at Amplats online
  • Read too, Chamber of Mines condemns mines’ deteriorating safety performance, at Mining Weekly

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