Miner killed at platinum mine in Zimbabwe

2015-08-26 15:01

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Johannesburg - A miner was killed at Mimosa platinum mine in Zimbabwe, the company said on Wednesday.

"Aquarius deeply regrets to advise that an employee of JV entity Mimosa Platinum Limited was fatally injured in a fall of ground incident on 24 August 2015. There were no other injuries. The Aquarius board and management express their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased," the company said in a statement.

"The name of the deceased is being withheld until the next of kin have been informed. The relevant regulatory authorities have been informed and a full investigation is under way.

Mimosa is jointly held by Implats and Aquarius Platinum Limited (Aquarius) in a 50/50 joint venture.

According to its website, it is located on the Wedza Geological Complex on the Zimbabwean Great Dyke, 20km west of the town of Zvishavane and 150km east of Bulawayo.  

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