Johannesburg - Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SGL and NYSE: SBGL) advises that at about 13:00 today, some rails which were being transported underground at the Thembelani shaft, Rustenburg, whilst being slung under the conveyance, came loose and fell down the shaft.
Shaft personnel are removing the rails from the shaft and conducting an inspection to determine if there has been any structural damage to the shaft, following which a decision will be made to either use the Thembelani shaft should it be safe to do so to remove employees from underground, or the second outlet at the adjacent Khuseleka shaft.
Approximately 1,800 day shift employees are currently waiting at the shaft stations at the Thembelani shaft. There have been no serious injuries reported and all employees are safe. Please refer to https://soundcloud.com/user-155552468/incident-thembelani-30apr2019 for a media sound clip by the spokesperson, James Wellsted.
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