Fatality at Zondereinde mine

Northam Platinum management advises with regret that an employee lost his life in a fall of ground accident at the company’s Zondereinde mine yesterday afternoon, Monday 27 May 2013. One other employee sustained injuries in the accident. He is being treated in hospital and is in a satisfactory condition.

Mine management has notified the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), while operations have been suspended at the mine pending a joint investigation into the cause of the accident by the DMR, Mine Management and organised labour.

The name of the deceased is being withheld until his next of kin have been advised.

Issued by
Russell & Associates
Johannesburg
Tel +27 11 880 3924