Buffalo Coal Corp. - Fatality at Aviemore Colliery

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Buffalo Coal Corp. (TSX:  BUF;  JSE: BUC) ("Buffalo") regrets to advise that an employee at the company's Aviemore Colliery, near Dundee in kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, died in hospital from injuries sustained in a blasting incident which occurred underground at the colliery at approximately 08:00 on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Malcolm Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of Buffalo said, "Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the family and friends of the deceased. All operations at Aviemore have been suspended until such time as management and the board are satisfied as to the safety of our employees."

The Department of Mineral Resources ("DMR") has been advised of the incident and a full investigation, comprising mine management, representatives of the DMR, and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, will be conducted.

About Buffalo

Buffalo is a coal producer in southern Africa. It holds a majority interest in two operating mines through its 100% interest in Forbes Coal (Pty) Ltd. trading as Buffalo Coal Dundee, a South African company which has a 70% interest in Zinoju Coal (Pty) Ltd. ("Zinoju"). Zinoju holds a 100% interest in the Magdalena bituminous mine and the Aviemore anthracite mine in South Africa. Buffalo has an experienced coal-focused management team.

Cautionary Notes:

This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of Buffalo and its projects. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved".  Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Buffalo to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, foreign operations, political and social uncertainties; a history of operating losses; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; not realizing on the potential benefits of the proposed transaction; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of mineral products; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; and, delays in obtaining governmental approvals or required financing or in the completion of activities. Although Buffalo has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Buffalo does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

SOURCE: Buffalo Coal Corp.

For further information:

Malcolm Campbell
Chief Executive Officer
+27 82 924 4444
Email: malcolm.campbell@buffalocoal.co.za      

Charmane Russell
Russell & Associates
+27 11 880 3788 / +27 82 372 5816
Email : charmane@rair.co.za


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