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Sibanye StillwaterMining Weekly reports that an employee has been killed in an accident at Sibanye-Stillwater's Khomanani mine, at its Driefontein operation.  

For reasons still to be determined, he apparently entered a scraper path and was caught by the scraper.  An investigation into the incident will be carried out by management, together with the Department of Mineral Resources and other stakeholders.  “This is another sad incident and all efforts are being focussed on addressing this perplexing increase in safety incidents," the company said in a statement on Tuesday.  Twenty-one employees have been killed at Sibanye's SA operations this year.  Sibanye will on Friday host a second safety summit in an effort to deal with safety incidents, prevent the loss of lives at its operations and re-establish its safety record.  The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Tuesday said it saw the spate of mine accidents and fatalities at Sibanye's operations as a crime against humanity.


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