NUM pay tribute to fallen miner
by LERATO MMUTLE
NELSPRUIT – ABOUT 1 000 members of National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Monday converged at Middelburg Laduma Hall in Mpumalanga for a memorial service of Solomon Mashego, who died after a rock fell on him at a mine in that province.
Mashego died on Saturday when a rock fell upon him while underground
prompting NUM executives to call for an investigation.
“As NUM, we believe that all accidents can be prevented including this
one. Fall of rocks has been one of the major killers in the mining industry.
“We call upon the mining companies to invest more money in protecting the lives of workers than focusing more on profits,” NUM’s Secretary National Health and Safety, Erick Gcilitshana,.
Mashego was killed at ARNOT Mine belonging EXXARO.
– CAJ News
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