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Fatality announced at Bakubung Platinum Mine

10 April 2015

Fatality announced at Bakubung Platinum Mine


The Management of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd regret to announce a fatality that occurred at its Bakubung Platinum Mine project on 9 April 2015 , when a contractor working as a Stage Hand was fatally injured whilst working on the sinking stage.

From the preliminary investigation carried out following this incident, he fell approximately 15 metres from the sinking stage fourth deck to the shaft bottom. At the time of the incident the stage crew was in the process of raising the stage in preparation for the end of shift blast. 

Work on the shaft sinking operations of the Main and Ventilation shafts at the Bakubung Platinum Mine site have been temporarily stopped pending the outcome of a full investigation and subsequent presentation to the office of the Principal Inspector of Mines of the Department of Mineral Resources.

The fatally injured contractor was 50 years old, a resident of Mozambique and had 6 months of service with the contracting company working at Bakubung Platinum Mine. He was a family man and leaves a wife and two children.  Condolences have been sent by the Management team of Bakubung Platinum Mine on behalf of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd to the family of the deceased.

For more information, contact Mr Hamlet Morule, Executive: Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations on 011 994 4600 or email:

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