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Two Sasol employees will - instead of two independent contractors - face charges of culpable homicide in connection with a 2004 explosion at a Sasol plant in Secunda.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) yesterday changed its original statement issued on Tuesday, stating that two independent contractors would be charged. It said it would in fact be two Sasol employees facing charges of culpable homicide. The charges stem from an explosion which occurred on September 1 2004 which claimed the lives of ten and injured more than 100 people. It happened at Sasol's polymers chemical production division which was undergoing maintenance at the time.
"Two Sasol employees will be charged in connection with the incident," NPA spokesman Tlali Tlali said yesterday.
He said the NPA took a decision not to institute charges against Sasol as no negligence was found on its part. Sasol's media manager Johann van Rheede could not comment on the imminent prosecution, saying the company did not have information. - Sapa