HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Advised and represented South Africa’s leading cement manufacturer with regard to a one man fatal accident, which involved having to obtain a complete understanding of the functioning of the entire operation.
  • Assisted with the preparation a South African government development agency at the accident inquiry proceedings, pertaining to the collapse of a bridge in the Gauteng region, causing a two man fatal accident.
  • Conducted an intensive due diligence investigation and prepared an occupational health and safety report for an internationally listed petroleum company in its potential acquisition of a South African based petroleum company.
  • Conducted an intensive due diligence investigation and prepared an occupational health and safety report for an internationally listed energy company in its potential acquisition of a South African based energy company.
  • Represented an independent municipal water utility company in defending a multimillion rand delictual claim against a developer.
  • Assisted a major South African banking institution with preparation and representation at an accident inquiry proceeding pertaining to the failure of a lift. This involved assisting with settlement negotiations with the injured party and representatives of the Department of Labour.
  • Advised and represented a listed platinum mining company with regard to an extremely complex two man fatal accident, which involved having to obtain an in-depth knowledge of the engineering procedures and infrastructure installed underground.
  • Advised and represented a listed mining company with regard to a complex one man fatal accident, which involved having to obtain an in-depth knowledge of rock engineering and seismology facets.
  • Conducted investigations for a listed mining company with regard to a one man fatal incident where the cause of death was as a result of a homicide.
  • Advised and represented a listed platinum mining company with regard to a complicated 14 man fatal accident which was caused by an underground fire at one of the mining company’s shafts.
  • Provided an in-depth review and report to a state-owned airports management company with reference to their operations and the medical surveillance requirements in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.