South Africa: Failure of Emergency Protocol Led to Death of 11 Miners After ‘Rapid Descent’ of Conveyance Cage

November 29, 2023
[Daily Maverick] The conveyance cage that takes workers down a mine shaft and back to the surface is generally one of the safest places to be underground. That's one reason the Impala Platinum disaster at its Rustenburg operations, the worst in South Africa in more than two decades, is so shocking.

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