As AMCU National office we send our heartfelt condolences to the families of all the deceased employees.
We have been part of the process from inception and we’ve had underground visits into the shaft where the incident occurred as part of a loco inspection.

Unfortunately due to safety concerns we could not get to the actual spot where the bodies were recovered scene and as a result a second loco inspection will have to be conducted.

The concern though is how the place is going to be made safe considering the condition that it is in now. If this process will not tamper with and disturb whatever evidence may be required to get to the cause of the incident.

The size of the seismic (0.8) juxtaposed to the amount of damage we witnessed is not in proportion or justifiable but at this point our views remain pure speculation until the conclusion of the investigation.