MANGANESE MINING DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICA

Fatality at South Africa’s Hotazel Manganese Operations –

Wessels Mine

29 November 2010

It is with great sadness that BHP Billiton advises- Thaboetsile Justice Mabale, an employee of the Wessels manganese mine in South Africa, has passed away following an accident @ the mine on 28 November 2010.

Thaboetsile was 37 and leaves behind a wife and three children. BHP Billiton is providing the family with support and assistance and our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult & sad time.

Wessels, one of the Hotazel manganese mines, has suspended operations and a full investigation is currently being undertaken to determine the cause of this tragic & regrettable accident.

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

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