News Bureau

June 14, 2018

Five employees passed away at Kloof mine

Minerals Council expressing Grief

The Minerals Council South Africa heard with deep sadness of the accident at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kloof Ikamva shaft on Monday 11 June 2018 which has claimed the lives of four people. Rescue and recovery activities continue to locate one remaining employee who is still missing.

The Minerals Council extends its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased and offers its hopes to the family of the missing miner for his safe return. And it again offers appreciation to the brave members of Mines Rescue Services for their work.

From the Sibanye-Stillwater officially is being advises that the body of the fourth employee has been retrieved from the abandoned stope ore pass by the specialised proto teams. The incident started after five employees entered an abandoned working area and sadly four out of the five employees passed away.

A thorough investigation will be undertaken into the incident. The search for the fifth employee continues and further updates will be issued when more information becomes available. Work between Minerals Council members to strive for best practice in all areas will continue, as will the industry’s quest, in close co-operation with unions and government, for the goal of zero harm.