Lonmin confirmed the death of a rock drill operator at its EPL 3 JV Pandora shaft following a fall-of-ground accident on Wednesday 6 April.

Goodman Mangisa was the only fatality, with no other employees injured in the incident, Lonmin noted.

The platinum miner further reported that Mangisa’s family is receiving support, while an investigation into the accident has begun, in conjunction with the Department of Mineral Resources and unions.