Two die in Westonaria mine rockfall

A second miner has died in a rock fall at Kloof Mine, on the West Rand, Gold Fields said on Wednesday. The fall was “seismically induced” and occurred at 2.21am in the 7 Shaft of the mine, near Westonaria, Gold Fields said in a statement. The seismic event measured 1.5 on the Richter Scale, it said. The deaths come just a day after that of another mine worker. “This accident, which happened 2,225m below surface in the Main Shaft, was also caused by a seismic event, with a magnitude of 1.5 on the Richter Scale,” the company said. Their names were being withheld until their next-of-kin had been informed.

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