MOSSEL BAY, 27 SEPTEMBER
– PetroSA, the Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (SOC),
regrets to announce the death of an employee yesterday (Saturday, 26 September
2015) at the Mossel Bay Gas to Liquids (GTL) Refinery.
The 45-year old male employee was
fatally wounded after falling from a 10-metre height during a planned
maintenance operation at the GTL Refinery. The employee’s next of kin have been
informed about the tragic incident. PetroSA is providing support and
counselling services to the family of the deceased and its employees.
PetroSA and the South African Police
Service are investigating the incident. All other relevant authorities,
including the Inspector of Mines and Department of Labour, are being informed.
An investigation into the incident will commence on Monday, 28 September 2015.
“As PetroSA we are deeply saddened and
our employees are traumatised by the tragic loss of a colleague. We will fully cooperate
with all investigations into the incident. At PetroSA strict adherence to
safety is sacrosanct and we therefore wish to quickly get to the bottom of how
this incident happened, with a view to ensuring we prevent such occurrences in
future,” Mapula Modipa, the PetroSA Acting Group CEO said.
For more information, please contact:
Group Communications Manager