Mineworker dies at Harmony

2012-05-11 14:01

Johannesburg - A mineworker died at Harmony Gold's Evander operations in Mpumalanga during an accident involving a tram, the company said on Friday.

"Harmony regrets to advise that, following a tramming accident at its Evander mine yesterday morning [Thursday], an employee was fatally injured. Investigations are currently underway to establish the cause of the accident," it said in a statement.

Tramming operations at the mine had been stopped until investigations had been completed.

  • Tumelo - 2012-05-11 14:11

    What's new? Mining fatalities are out of hand! Sadly though the reward of mineworkers fades in comparison to the risks! What a shame!

      Warren - 2012-05-11 14:18

      I agree that one death on a workplace is one too many, however i thought they were reducing, or stablizing at a low level? but i'm ignorant and you are clearly well informed, so hopefully you can tell us more

  • Zion - 2012-05-11 14:28

    Usually it is the pressure of production calls that are the catalysts to many, if not, most mining accidents. Mine health and safety has become a farce and nothing more than a big show and booze party.

  • Tamaranui - 2012-05-11 14:30

    Condolences to the Family, SHEQ representatives need to investigate the cause and address the failings.

  • philschalkwyk - 2012-05-11 14:58

    It's always tragic when a life is lost and I sympathise with the family of the latest statistic. Having said that and having worked underground on the gold mines for 5 years, I do believe the average person cannot comprehend the high risk factor involved. Mine fatalities are a fraction of those killed on the roads yet we do not see a public outcry to close the roads every time there's a fatal accident. The mines are further penalised by being forced to shut down production in the entire mine.This is causing major loss of revenue every time a fatality occurs. Think about it.

  • Pule - 2012-05-11 15:03

    Again a person has died at Harmony mine.They don't recruit people fairly I know that...

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