Mine elevator collapsed: 11 workers died, dozens were injured

An extremely serious work accident in South Africa. 11 workers lost their lives at the Impala Platinum company’s platinum mine in Rustenburg, about a hundred kilometers from Johannesburg. Yesterday, on Monday, November 27, the elevator that brought 86 people to the surface after a day’s work underground fell into the shaft.

The elevator carrying 86 workers collapsed: 11 dead

Impala Platinum confirmed the death toll with a note: “There were 86 workers in the elevator, 11 died, others were hospitalized. Some of the injured are in extremely serious condition.” The company decided to suspend all operations today, with the possibility of extending the ban until tomorrow: “Today is the darkest day in Impala history,” said CEO Nico Muller. Our hearts and thoughts are with those involved in this serious incident. event.” Impala Platinum is one of South Africa’s largest companies, operating some of the deepest and oldest mine shafts in the world.

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