Stuck mineworker rescued from Sibanye Gold mine
The man was found alongside the body of another worker, who died before rescue teams arrived.
The man was rescued at Sibanye's Cooke 1 Shaft near Randfontein yesterday afternoon and was found alongside the body of another worker, who died before rescue teams could get to them.
Three men apparently accessed a barricaded area to mine for gold illegally; one of them managed to escape and alerted the company.
Sibanye Gold spokesperson James Wellsted says, "He's still in a critical condition because obviously there was a lot of trauma. They're contractors employed by Cooke so they're not directly employed by us."