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Fatality at Pilanesberg Platinum Mine

Date : 03/26/2009 @ 2:29PM
Source : UK Regulatory (RNS & others)
Stock : Platmin (PPN)
Quote : 17.25  0.0 (0.00%) @ 1:00AM
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Fatality at Pilanesberg Platinum Mine


 

TIDMPPN 
 
RNS Number : 5799P 
Platmin Limited 
26 March 2009 
 

NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR OVER UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE 
SERVICES 
 
 
FATALITY AT PILANESBERG PLATINUM MINE 
 
 
March 26, 2009 
 
 
TORONTO: Platmin Limited ("Platmin", TSX/AIM: PPN) regrets to advise the death 
of an employee of its mining contractor, MCC Contracts (Pty) Limited, (MCC), at 
its Pilanesberg mine (PPM) in South Africa late yesterday, Wednesday 25 March. 
 
 
An MCC employee lost his life in a vehicle accident on the mine. The Board and 
management of Platmin extend their condolences to the family and friends of the 
employee. Platmin and its operating subsidiary have pledged their full 
co-operation to the safety inspectorate of the Department of Minerals and Energy 
(DME), which has launched an investigation into the incident. 
 
 
Following a mine-wide inspection by the DME earlier today all the mining 
activities have been suspended at PPM pending the outcome of the above-mentioned 
DME investigation. The processing plant was cleared by the DME to resume 
operations. 
 
 
Further information will be available once the DME findings of the investigation 
are concluded. 
 
 
About Platmin 
 
 
Platmin is an explorer and emerging platinum group metal producer whose four key 
projects host mineral resources and reserves: Pilanesberg, Mphahlele, Grootboom 
and Loskop. All of Platmin's projects are located in the Bushveld Complex of 
South Africa, which is estimated to contain approximately 90% of global platinum 
mineral resources. 
 
 
For further information 
 
 
Ian Watson, Chief Executive Officer     +27 12 661 4280 
Terry Holohan, Chief Operating Officer+27 12 661 4280 
Fiona Owen, Grant Thornton UK LLP (Nominated Adviser)+44 207 383 5100 
Marion Brower, Russell & Associates     +27 11 880 3924 
 
 
 
This information is provided by RNS 
            The company news service from the London Stock Exchange 
   END 
 
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