Rockwell Diamonds Inc. regrets to report that a fatal accident occurred at its Tirisano mine project on the morning of June 17, 2011 when an employee suffered fatal injuries at a conveyor belt installation on the mine.
Rockwell is committed to the highest safety standards at each of its operations and regrets that these efforts did not prevent this incident. All operations at Tirisano were immediately halted, the Mine, Health and Safety inspectorate of the Department of Mineral Resources was notified and has been on site. A full investigation will be conducted into the accident.
"We are deeply saddened by this terrible loss and our thoughts are with the employee's family and the local Magopa community," said James Campbell, CEO of Rockwell. "We will provide whatever support we can to help them through this very difficult time."