Platinum producer Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has advised that an employee has been fatally injured in an incident at the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine (BRPM).

The incident occurred on 8 May 2013, when a loaded temporary platform collapsed on the employee at BRPM’s south shaft, 9 level, which is still under construction.

RBPlat says construction work has currently been suspended by management pending an investigation into the incident, which is already underway. The name of the deceased will be withheld until the next of kin have been informed.

The board and management of RBPlat as well as colleagues at BRPM extended their condolences to his family.

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