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Worker dies at BHP Billiton

I-Net Bridge | Fri, 22 Jan 2010 16:53

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[miningmx.com] --GLOBAL resources giant BHP Billiton said a fatal accident has occurred at its Khutala Colliery in South Africa.

On January 20, contract employee Sifiso Mnisi was found in the operation's main pollution control dam. He was wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident.

Emergency personnel responded immediately and were able to resuscitate Sifiso and transport him to a hospital in Pretoria.

"Sadly, Sifiso passed away this morning as a result of cerebral hypoxia. Sifiso was 28 years old and leaves behind his mother and sister," BHP said.

The company is providing Sifiso's family with support and assistance.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Sifiso's family and friends. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident," it added.

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