Fatality at Khomanani Driefontein
Carletonville – Sibanye-Stillwater has recently experienced a significant increase in safety incidents at its Southern African operations, with 20 employees losing their lives in nine incidents since February 2018.
A Sibanye-Stillwater employee died at Khomanani Mine at the Driefontein operations on Tuesday 26 June. He entered a scraper path and was caught by the scraper.
The board and management of Sibanye-Stillwater extend their condolences to the families and friends of their deceased colleague.
As per regulatory convention, an investigation into the incident will be carried out by management, together with the department of mineral resources and other stakeholders.
Commenting on the safety incidents, chief executive officer Neal Froneman voiced the following: “One life lost is one too many. We are appalled by the loss of our employees’ lives at our mines over the past few months. It pains all of us when employees are injured or lose their lives in safety incidents. While we cannot rectify the harm that has occurred, we will continue to support the families as best we can in their grief.
The safety of employees is our primary concern and, if it is not safe to operate, we expect conditions to be fixed before work can resume at a working place. There is substantial evidence that well-organised workplaces are both safe and productive, and that is our aim.”
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