Sibanye confirmed late Tuesday that the body of a fourth worker had been retrieved from the abandoned stope ore pass by specialised teams after it was located earlier in the day.
Five mineworkers entered a poorly ventilated, abandoned working area on Monday morning in Sibanye’s Kloof Ikamva shaft near Westonaria, south-west of Johannesburg.
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While Sibanye said a thorough investigation will be undertaken into the incident, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said that the company should be held accountable for the death of mineworkers.
– African News Agency