Underground water compartment incident at Bosjesspruit mine
On Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at around 17:00, an underground water compartment incident occurred at Sasol Mining’s Bosjesspruit Colliery, resulting in the tragic death of three employees.
Moses Nelson Hlongoane (36), Themba Charles Masilela (32) and Takalani Ephraim Masha (34) were tragically killed in the incident.
It is unclear exactly what the cause of the incident is but we will bring more news if it is made available.
“Our deepest condolences go to the families and loved ones of the deceased,” said Nomia Machebe, Manager: Media and Communications, “The relevant authorities have been informed and we are working with them to investigate the root cause of the incident.”
At the time of the incident, emergency medical personnel were immediately dispatched to the scene and all other employees in the vicinity were safely evacuated
Sasol sets high standards for its employees in securing a safe working environment for all its workers.
“Sasol remains committed to the health and safety of our employees, community and the environment,” said Nomia.
The Bulletin would also like to convey our condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the deceased.