On 1 January 2017, a now deceased Dump Truck Operator was fatally injured when he was struck and pinned against the steering wheel by the cross beam of the installed steel set support that had dislodged. He was operating the dump truck on the ramp between two adjacent distress cuts.
In the Platinum sector, a now deceased Loco Operator was fatally injured on 6 January when he was run over by hoppers that he was busy leading into the cross cut and on 14 January, a now deceased Miner in the gold sector was fatally injured when he was trapped between the Drill Rig and jump set. The now deceased and two Loco Drivers were busy rerailing the Drill Rig when the incident occurred.
We would like to express our condolences with the families of the miners who have lost their lives.