The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has learned with shock the death of a mineworker at Impala Platinum number 20 shaft yesterday as a result of rock fall. As the NUM, we are deeply concerned about these fatalities happening at Impala Platinum. NUM calls upon the company to pull up its socks and improve its health and safety system.
NUM members and other mineworkers are extremely worried about health and safety standards at Impala Platinum mine. The NUM is of the view that one death in the industry is just one death too many, production should not and must not be at the expense of mineworkers’ lives. The NUM would like to convey its deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family, colleagues, and friends of the deceased during this difficult time.