1,800 trapped miners rescued in South AfricaChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 2, 2019
South African gold mine Sibanye-Stillwater confirmed that 1,800 workers trapped in their Rustenburg mine shaft have been rescued.
On Tuesday, 1,800 miners were trapped after some rails being transported underground came loose and fell down the shaft.
South Africa's Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe commended the company for rescuing the miners, as well as appealed for vigilance on health and safety at mines.
"Despite strides made on health and safety thus far, we should not be complacent. We are committed to the goal of zero harm at work. Every worker must return home safe."
Mantashe said the government will launch an investigation into the incident. ■