'Everything was done to try rescue trapped Lily Mine workers'

Sunday 5 February will mark one year since a collapse at Lily Mine.

Three workers were killed when they became trapped underground in a metal structure in a ground collapse on last year.

Pretty Nkambule, Yvonne Mnisi and Solomon Nyarende were trapped.

Lily Mine filed for business rescue in April after the operations came to a stand still following the tragedy.

Rob Devereux, Business Rescue Practitioner for the Lily Mine explains that mine was unable to make revenue, or pay debts after the costly rescue.

He says everything was done in an attempt to rescue the trapped workers at the time, and that a new strategy is being discussed.

Every effort was made to retrieve the container at the time of the collapse. It was so unsafe to that the rescue operation was stopped.

Rob Devereux, Business Rescue Practitioner for the Lily Mine

We've developed a new plan to get to the container.

Rob Devereux, Business Rescue Practitioner for the Lily Mine

He talks about what led to the collapse, the decision to discontinue rescue operations, mine safety and the inquiry.

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