Mining Elevator Plummets 655 Feet, Claiming 11 Lives

RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – In a horrific turn of events, a platinum mine in Rustenburg, South Africa, was the scene of a deadly accident on Monday. An elevator malfunction in the mine, operated by Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats), led to the death of 11 workers and left 75 others injured. The workers were ascending to the surface at the end of their shift when the elevator suddenly plummeted 655 feet down the shaft. The elevator’s …

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