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Sibanye StillwaterReuters reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday that a miner has been killed in a rockfall at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Driefontein gold mine.  

Seven workers died at the mine four weeks ago in a cave-in following a seismic event.  A spokesman for Sibanye confirmed the latest incident.  The precious metals producer, whose share price sank 28% in May, noted on Thursday that “recent safety incidents” were among investors' concerns.  Safety concerns are high on the investor radar screen in SA’s mining industry, which extracts metals from the world’s deepest mines.  The 2017 death toll in SA mines increased to 88, surpassing the 2016 figure of 73, and ending nine straight years of falling fatalities


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