KDC West re-opens, Ya Rona shaft remains closed
Monday, 9 July 2012
Johannesburg, 9 July 2012: Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) reports that the Department of Mineral Resources had agreed to the re-opening of the West section of the Kloof Driefontein Complex (KDC West), except for the Ya Rona Shaft and the first full shift went down with the morning shift today. This follows the re-opening of KDC East on Tuesday last week.
Both KDC East and West were closed by management following the start of a fire at the Ya Rona Shaft on Saturday evening, 30 June 2012, after which five employees tragically lost their lives. The Ya Rona Shaft, which remains subject to a Section 54 Order issued by the Department of Mineral Resources, will stay closed until further notice.
The fire at the Ya Rona Shaft has not yet been extinguished and proto teams continue to attend the scene.