2 November 2017

South Africa: Six Workers Trapped At Mponeng Mine

press release

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is disturbed and saddened to be informed that six workers are trapped underground at Mponeng Mine as a result of fall of the ground.

"This fall of ground was triggered by a seismic event of 1.1 magnitudes that took place at around 10:00 this morning. This is the third incident since last month. The search team is able to communicate with one worker. The rescue operation has started.

The NUM wishes all six workers to be rescued alive," said Erick Gcilitshana, NUM Health and Safety Secretary.

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