Amplats shift supervisor killed in fire

2015-06-06 07:30

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Rustenburg - A shift supervisor at Anglo American Platinum's Union mine in Rustenburg was killed earlier this week when an office building at the Spud Shaft caught fire and burnt down, the mining company said on Saturday.

The supervisor, Christiaan Kok's body was found after the fire was put out in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Amplats spokesperson Mpumi Sithole said in as statement.

The cause of the fire was being investigated.

Amplats chief executive Chris Griffith sent condolences to Kok's family.

"We are truly saddened by the death of one of our team at Union Mine.

"The authorities have been notified and Mr Kok’s family is being supported through this very difficult time," he said.

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