Fatality at Lonmin’s K3 Shaft
Marikana – Lonmin Plc announced the death of Mr Giji Mxesibe (49), Rock Drill Operator, in an accident at the Company’s K3 shaft on Friday, 17 February 2017. Mr Mxesibe’s family has been informed and is receiving support from the company.
“We extend our deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and friends,” the Lonmin statement read.
From the preliminary investigation, it appears that Mr Mxesibe drilled into a misfired hole and sustained fatal injuries. Two other employees sustained minor injuries. The area where the incident occurred will remain closed until the investigation is completed by the Tripartite of the DMR, AMCU and Lonmin.
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