Chemical burns result in fatality at Amplats

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BONUS – RUSTENBURG – Platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has reported a loss-of-life of an employee in a chemical burns related incident which occurred on 21 August 2017 at the Company’s Precious Metals Refinery (PMR). 

The employee succumbed to his injuries on 5 September 2017, the company said in a statement on its website.

Anglo American Platinum Finance Director, Ian Botha, said; “Our sincerest condolences are with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. We are providing support and assistance to all involved during this difficult time.”

“An independent and comprehensive process is underway to understand the circumstances. We continue to focus our energies on working towards zero harm for all our employees.”