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Sibanye StillwaterNews24Wire reports that another fatality has occurred at Sibanye-Stillwater's Thembelani shaft in Rustenburg, according to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).  

The union indicated in a statement:  “A team leader was unfortunately fatally injured in a fall of ground (FOG) incident.  He was from Mozambique.  This latest fatality this morning makes for the third FOG-related fatality at Sibanye-Stillwater's Thembelani shaft.  Something is not right at this operation for such repeat events to occur.”  Amcu added that the health and safety steward was still suspended "for raising key safety concerns as to interference from the regulator.”  The union also indicated that:  “Sibanye-Stillwater has, to date, killed seven breadwinners in 2019.  Four in Lonmin operations and these three at Thembelani shaft.  This cannot continue".  Sibanye-Stillwater confirmed the latest incident and said it would be investigated.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard at Mining Weekly


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