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Fatal accident at RBPlat's BRPM South Shaft

RBPlat deeply regrets to report the death of a RMS contractor employee, Mr Kayalethu Sidumo, at its BRPM South Shaft.

Mr Sidumo, employed as a Winch Operator, was fatally injured when he was struck by a scraper rope during scraping operations.

All normal underground operations have been suspended at South Shaft pending a full investigation into the incident, which has already commenced in conjunction with the Department of Mineral Resources.

RBPlat remains committed to keeping its workforce safe from any harm. A continuous application of the rule (CAR) programme was rolled out in the latter half of 2014 to improve the safety culture at RBPlat. We remain positive that our road to resilience safety programme, supported by our strategy of strengthening the barriers that prevent injuries will enable us to achieve our safety targets and objectives.

The board of directors, management as well as colleagues of Mr Sidumo extend their sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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