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Lonmin Worker Lost After Falling Into Shaft at Miner's Marikana Operation

A contract worker at Lonmin Plc (LMI)’s K3 shaft at the Karee Marikana operations fell in the main reef tip yesterday, National Union of Mineworkers spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said.

The rescue team has been searching for him since yesterday, Seshoka said in a text message today. The worker is employed by a sub-contractor known as JIC, he said.

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