Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
Registration number: 1957/001979/06
JSE Share Code: Imp
LSE Share Code: Impla
IMPLATS 11 SHAFT TO CLOSE FOR SEVERAL DAYS
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) regrets to advise the death of
two employees on Friday, 31 May 2002, as a result of a fall of ground at
Impala Platinum Limited`s 11 Shaft. This follows the death of two other
employees at 11 Shaft during May.
As a result, management has decided to temporarily close 11 Shaft for
several days, providing an opportunity to assess the extent to which teams
are working to standards and procedures. Blasting operations will not
recommence until all panels having been assessed and all deviations from
This is in line with Implats` commitment to eliminating accidents and
achieving world-class standards in health and safety.
11 Shaft accounts for some 10% of Impala`s production. The financial impact
on the operation is expected to be minimal.
For further information see the Implats website:
+ 27 11 481 3943 (o)
+ 27 82 448 2447 (m)
+ 27 11 481 3936 (o)
+ 27 82 574-3014 (m)
Date: 03/06/2002 04:54:25 PM Produced by the SENS Department