IMP - Implats - Fatal Incident At Impala Platinum`s 14 Shaft
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration No. 1957/001979/06)
JSE Share Code : IMP
LSE Share Code : IPLA
ADR Code : IMPUY
("Implats" or "the Company")
FATAL INCIDENT AT IMPALA PLATINUM`S 14 SHAFT
Implats advises with deep regret that a major fall of ground occurred at 14
Shaft in Rustenburg resulting in multiple fatalities. The incident occurred at
approximately 12:00pm (20 July 2009). We can confirm at this stage that two
employees have been fatally injured.
David Brown, chief executive officer of Implats said: "We are deeply shocked by
this major incident and our deepest condolences go out to the loved ones of the
people who lost their lives."
Proto teams are at the scene of the accident searching for seven unaccounted
employees. All operations are suspended at 14 Shaft.
Further details will be made public as they become available.
20 July 2009
Issued by sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA)(Proprietary) Limited
Date: 20/07/2009 14:51:01 Produced by the JSE SENS Department.
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