ANOTHER MINE ACCIDENT CLAIMS FOUR LIVES
Written by Panashe Madzinga on June 12, 2018
Four miners died yesterday at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kloof Ikamva shaft near Johannesburg.
It is understood that five miners entered an abandoned shaft with poor ventilation.
The workers are said to have died from heat exhaustion and one of the miners is still unaccounted for.
Sibanye has been experiencing a number of deaths at its mines this year, with several miners killed by falling rocks. The company’s CEO Neal Froneman has said seismic events are a fact of life for South Africa mines.
Unions have repeatedly raised concerns about safety at the company’s mines.