Worker dies at Gold Fields’ Beatrix mine

A miner has died at Gold Fields’ Beatrix mine in the Free State following a fall of ground, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said.

The incident occurred earlier on Tuesday, the NUM said in a statement.

“An investigation led by the Department of Mineral Resources and the NUM is currently underway.”

The accident followed the death of a miner at Gold Field’s South Deep mine over the weekend.

“This brings to two the number of mineworkers who have died at Gold Fields in a few days,” the NUM said.

The NUM sent its condolences to the families of the dead workers.

It also called upon the mining industry to act in the interests of its workforce “and stop living in a dream world of safety when workers die like locusts”.

Gold Fields could not be immediately reached for comment.


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