Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Lonmin has closed its Rowland shaft in South Africa after one of its workers died.
The fatality took place on Friday June 22nd, the company said, but no details about the incident were given.
The company immediately stopped the Rowland shaft, informed the Department of Mineral Resources and began an investigation.
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"The shaft will remain closed until that investigation, which is being undertaken in partnership with all stakeholders, is complete."
Speaking on Monday, Chief Executive Officer Ian Farmer said: "On behalf of the whole Company I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of our colleague who has died.
"Safety is our absolute number one priority and we will work with stakeholders to determine the cause of this tragic incident as quickly as possible."
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