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Sibanye StillwaterBusinessLive reports that four mineworkers were found dead at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kloof Ikamva shaft after they went missing on Monday.  According to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), another worker is still missing in what was reported to be a “gassing” incident.  

National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) spokesman Livhuwani Mammburu said on Monday night that the union was angry and concerned at the rate at which mining incidents were happening at Sibanye-Stillwater.  “It seems that disasters have become the order of the day at Sibanye-Stillwater and we are highly disturbed and angered by this as this company is leading the pack in terms of fatalities and the number of deaths per mine,” he stated.  The minister at the department of mineral resources and its inspectorate must now act on this employer or bear the might of NUM, the union’s health and safety chairman Peter Bailey said.  Amcu indicated:  “This brings the total number of deaths at the operations of Sibanye-Stillwater this year‚ to a shocking total of 19.  The union again calls for the urgent intervention of the president to address this tragic state of affairs.”  Amcu wants to see the Mine Health and Safety Act amended to give more power to workers and trade unions to address safety issues.

  • Read this report in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, NUM ‘angry, concerned’ about mineworkers’ deaths at Sibanye, at The Citizen
  • And also, Death toll at abandoned section of Sibanye-Stillwater mine rises to four, at News24

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