The South African platinum miner said in a statement that the deceased, Carladas Khosa, a team leader, was fatally injured in a fall of ground incident on Tuesday, 7 February 2017.
Atlas Resources offered its condolences to Khosa’s family, friends and colleagues. The deceased’s family is being supported by the company at this time.
Atlas Resources said further that an investigation into the incident has been conducted by South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and a section 54 work stoppage order has been issued in respect of mining operations at Middelpunt Hill shaft.
This order will be enforced until the appropriate remedial action has been taken by the mine to the satisfaction of the DMR.