Africa Mining vs Safety: Fatality at SA Anglo American Platinum


Anglo Platinum Precious Metals Refiners-Kobus-Joubert
Amplats is carrying out a review of the refinery to understand the circumstances that led to the injury


A fatal accident has taken place at Anglo American Platinum’s (SJ:AMS) precious metals refinery in Rustenburg, South Africa, with an employee succumbing to his injuries on September 5.

The fatality resulted from a chemical burns-related incident on August 21.

This is the third fatal accident for the company this year, with the first two taking place at Anglo’s mines in Thabazimbi in South Africa’s Limpopo province.

A loader-related incident led to a loss of life at Amandelbult’s Dishaba mine in June, and there was a fall of ground-related incident at the Tumela mine in early April.

Anglo American Platinum finance director Ian Botha said an independent and comprehensive process is underway to understand the circumstances of the refinery accident.

“We continue to focus our energies on working towards zero harm for all our employees,” he said.(source:miningjournal)


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