A worker died in a shaft-related accident at Northam Platinum's (NHMJ.J) mine near Thabazimbi in South Africa's Limpopo province, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

An investigation into the accident was being carried out by the Department of Minerals and Energy, mine union representatives and management, Northam's spokeswoman Marion Brower said.

They're doing an investigation into the area where the accident took place, but production hasn't been halted mine-wide, she told Reuters. (Reporting by Agnieszka Flak and Muchena Zigomo)

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