Miner dies in rockfall

2012-10-26 13:27

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Johannesburg - A man was killed in a rock fall at Village Main Reef's Tau Lekoa mine operation in Orkney, the company said in a statement on Friday.

A contractor employee was injured on Wednesday and taken to hospital, where he died on Thursday.

"The board and management of Village express their deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased," the company said.

The department of mineral resources (DMR) in the North West was alerted and an investigation was being conducted.

An instruction was issued for all production at Tau Lekoa to stop.

"The management of Tau Lekoa is working closely with the DMR to minimise the duration of the stoppage on production at Tau Lekoa, while a full investigation continues," the company said.

- SAPA
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