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Fatality at South32’s Klipspruit mine

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World Coal,

An employee at the Klipspruit coal mine in Mpumalanga, South Africa, has been fatally injured, according to the mine’s owners, South32.

No further details were given but the company said that its incident management team has been activated and it was working with local authorities to investigate the incident.

The worker was named as Joseph Kiewiets. Operations at Klipspruit have been suspended.

Klipspruit is part of South32’s South African Energy Coal’s operations, which also includes the Khutala, Middelburg and Wolverkrans coal mine.

South African Energy Coal produced 34.3 million t of coal in the year to June 2015 (FY15), including 16.2 million t for the export market. It expects that to fall in FY16 to 31.9 million t with exports falling to 15.3 million t.

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