Another fatality at Sibanye Driefontein mine

Sibanye-Stillwater has confirmed that another miner has died at its Driefontein operations near Carltonville. (Delwyn Verasamy/M&G)

Sibanye-Stillwater has confirmed that another miner has died at its Driefontein operations near Carltonville. (Delwyn Verasamy/M&G)

Sibanye-Stillwater has confirmed that another miner has died at its Driefontein operations near Carltonville.

“One of our employees entered a gully and they were busy with the night shift cleaning, so basically he was hit by a scraper. He was fatally injured,” spokesperson James Wellsted said on Tuesday morning.

Wellsted said the death was still under investigation.

The death toll at Sibanye-Stillwater’s operations this year alone stands at over 20, close to half of the fatalities in the entire mining industry. — News24

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