Fatality at Rockwell MineJune 20, 11
(IDEX Online News) – A fatal accident occurred on the morning of June 17 at Rockwell Diamonds Tirisano mine project'. According to a company release, an employee suffered fatal injuries at a conveyor belt installation on the mine.
All operations at Tirisano were immediately halted and the Mine, Health and Safety inspectorate of the Department of Mineral Resources was notified and has been on site.
A full investigation will be conducted into the accident, the company said.
"We are deeply saddened by this terrible loss and our thoughts are with the employee's family and the local Magopa community," said James Campbell, CEO of Rockwell. "We will provide whatever support we can to help them through this very difficult time."
The company added that it is committed to the highest safety standards at each of its operations and regrets that these efforts did not prevent this incident.