Johannesburg - The mining industry has reported yet another fatality, this time at Aquarius Platinum’s joint venture with Impala.
Aquarius alerted shareholders to the death of an employee in a statement on Wednesday morning. It says the unnamed employee was fatally injured in a fall of ground incident on Monday.
Falls of ground account for about 30 percent of mining fatalities, with general incidents such as falling from a height, make up the bulk of accidents, at 35 percent.
Transportation-related injuries account for some 17 percent of deaths,
Last year, mine fatalities in South Africa dropped to the lowest level ever recorded at 84.