The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) notes that there has been a fatality at Harmony‘s Gold Mponeng Mine in the Carletonville region through what is reported to be a “fall of ground”. The incident happened yesterday.
“It is quite disturbing that poor people who earn peanuts continue to die and the industry for which they work appear unaffected and do not care about the impact the deaths are having on the families of the deceased,” said Sikelela Dlamini, NUM Carletonville Health and Safety Secretary.
“We call on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to enforce the law and ensure that thorough investigation is done. It cannot be right that workers continue to die whilst the industry smiles all the way to the bank as if nothing happened.
The NUM would like to convey its deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families, colleagues, and friends of the deceased during this difficult time.
For more information, please contact
Sikelela Dlamini, NUM Carletonville Health and Safety Secretary, 072 459 4459