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COSATU Northern statement on the accident of Petra Diamonds' employees
The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Northern Cape has learned with shock about a car accident involving fifteen mineworkers in Kimberley. It is alleged that a mini bus taxi that these workers were travelling in collided with another vehicle leading to these injuries.
We are however relieved that there was no loss of life in this accident and only two sustained serious injuries. We call on the drivers to exercise extraordinary caution and always be on the lookout for possible reckless road users when they transport workers and see to the safety of their passengers at all times.
Workers are the heartbeat of the economy and their lives should be closely guarded at all times. We call on the company to help those workers to do the necessary third party claims and make sure that they are compensated for their injuries.
We wish those workers speedy recovery and their families the necessary strength to support them in this difficult time.
Issued by the PEC
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