Another death at one of Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines

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A Sibanye-Stillwater (JSE:SGL) (NYSE:SBGL) worker died on Monday night while clearing a blocked ore pass at the company’s Driefontein gold operations in South Africa, less than a week after a fall of rocks at its Kloof Mine killed two people.

The precious metals miner said investigations into the latest incident by management together with the department of mineral resources (DMR) and other relevant stakeholders were underway.

The statement was not enough to calm representatives of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), who expressed their anger at the rate in which miners were losing their lives at the company, and called for the prosecution of top management should negligence be proven.

Last week, two miners died as a result of fall of rocks at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kloof mine. And two weeks ago, 955 miners were trapped underground at the company’s Beatrix gold mine following a power failure after a severe storm.

More to come…

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