Another mine worker dies at Harmony Gold mine

2019-01-23 08:23
Harmony Gold mine. (Gallo)

Harmony Gold mine. (Gallo)

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A mine worker died following a fall at the Phakisa gold mine near Welkom on Tuesday morning.

"Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited regrets to advise that one of its employees was fatally injured following a fall of ground incident at its Phakisa mine (Tshepong Operations), in Welkom," the company said in a brief statement.

According to Harmony, an investigation into the accident is under way to determine the cause.

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"Management wish to express their deepest condolences to the deceased employee's family, friends and colleagues," the statement read.

In May last year, Harmony Gold confirmed that a mine worker had died at its Moab Khotsong mine near Orkney, in the North West.

In March last year, two people were killed following a "seismic related fall" at one of Harmony Gold's mines in Welkom.

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Former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane urged mines to step up health and safety efforts after three miners died at a Harmony Gold mine in August 2017.

He said at the time he was concerned with accidents in the industry. He called for a prioritisation of safety, saying government would regularly conduct inspections.

Read more on:    harmony gold  |  bloemfontein  |  accidents  |  mining
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